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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship, BS

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Program Coordinator: Michael Harris (1200 Bate Building; 252-737-1057; harrismi@ecu.edu)

The Entrepreneurship, BS provides students the opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset through highly engaged coursework. Students select a specialty area of knowledge based on entrepreneurial interest. Completion of the degree equips students to become entrepreneurs or use their skills and knowledge to forge an entrepreneurial career in small businesses, family businesses, or larger corporations.

Admission requirements include the following:

  • a minimum of 45 s.h.;
  • completion of the following courses with a C- or better (ACCT 2101, ECON 2113, ECON 2133, FINA 2244, FINA 3500, ENTR 3500, MATH 1065 or 1066, MATH 2228 or MATH 2283);
  • 2.0 GPA or better; and
  • a competitive application process that includes a statement of specialty area and entrepreneurial goals.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

III. Minor, certificate, or specialty area - 18 s.h.

The student selects 18 s.h. of courses in a minor or specialty area based on entrepreneurial interest. The minor, certificate, or specialty area must be approved by the program director. Six semester hours (6 s.h.) of junior level courses (3000 level or above) are required. The student may choose 18 s.h. from an existing minor or certificate, or design a specialized area of focus. Faculty and program director work closely with the student to ensure an appropriate fit between selected courses and entrepreneurial interest, before acceptance into the entrepreneurship degree program.

V. General electives to complete requirements for graduation.

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