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BS in Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management

Quinnipiac's entrepreneurship and small business management program aims to give students the skill set and tools they need to turn their great ideas in successful businesses.

The program includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the region's business activity. The program develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation for and understanding of the social sciences in general, and fosters the skills necessary to successful entrepreneurship and small business management.

This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum. The program is highly experiential, allowing students to work on team and individual projects to develop and improve businesses and business ideas. Students compete in regional and national business plan competitions and interact with various agencies and financial institutions supportive of entrepreneur and small business success.

The program involves local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences as an important element in the program's educational process.

Curriculum + Requirements

Students majoring in entrepreneurship are required to complete 125 credits as follows.

Business core curriculum

University Curriculum

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management core required courses (30 credits)

Course Title Credits
ENT 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 250 Ventures in Social Enterprise 3
ENT 310 Entrepreneurial Creativity 3
ENT 320 Small Business Marketing 3
ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation 3
ENT 410 Business Plan Creation 3
ENT 488 Entrepreneurship Internship 3
Plus either:
ENT 420-430 Entrepreneurial Implementation I and II 6
or two entrepreneurship electives from:
ENT 290 Digital Businesses 3
ENT 299 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 360 Small & Family Businesses 3
ENT 490 Special Topics 3
IB 320 Global Entrepreneurship 3
MG 340 Supply Chain Management 3
SB 360 International Microloan Funding 3
Open electives 12

Minor in Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management

Both business and non-business school students are encouraged to minor in entrepreneurship and small business management. The minor enables students to supplement their main area of interest with the basic skills necessary to create a business plan and engage in the entrepreneurial activities and learning experiences offered by the University.

Required Courses (18 credits):

Course Title Credits
ENT 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Plus five courses from:
ENT 250 Ventures in Social Enterprise 3
ENT 290 Digital Businesses 3
ENT 299 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 310 Entrepreneurial Creativity 3
ENT 320 Small Business Marketing 3
ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation 3
ENT 360 Small & Family Business 3
ENT 410 Business Plan Creation 3