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If you plan to earn a bachelor's degree in business, adding a concentration in entrepreneurship to your plan of study is an excellent choice.
Marian University’s entrepreneurship curriculum is designed for students who:
Savvy entrepreneurs with a strong business knowledge and skills who are capable of launching, managing, and expanding small businesses of all types have a great deal of opportunity.
The Byrum School of Business curriculum is experiential in nature, meaning you will graduate with real-world, hands-on skills like building sound business plans, conducting market analyses, researching funding requirements, developing financial projections, creating sales strategies, and producing operations and management plans.
In short, at Marian you will learn business by doing business, getting significant experience from your first semester of freshman-level courses.
Thanks to our strong liberal arts tradition, you’ll also develop key communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and other proven skills that employers value and seek in their employees. And you’ll be provided with opportunities to put our Franciscan values into action by serving others, both locally and globally.
Our 18-credit concentration in entrepreneurship is available for business majors who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in marketing, management, or another business field. Beyond BUS 109, you will choose from a variety of general education, required, and elective courses, like:
BUS 209 will help you build knowledge and experience in tools and methods to measure specific aspects of a business and its operations, like finance, operations, management, and marketing. You’ll gain an appreciation of the quantitative approaches needed for problem-solving and strategic planning in contemporary business models.
BUS 262 introduces the concepts of opportunity scanning and recognition, using a variety of entrepreneurial ventures as examples for study and discussion. You’ll also complete a self-assessment to help you better understand your values, aspirations, and goals as an entrepreneur.
In addition to these courses, you’ll also choose from elective and/or required courses like:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that about 15 million Americans, or 10 percent of the total workforce, identified as self-employed in 2014.
Yes, being your own boss offers greater independence and flexibility—along with long hours, risk, and hard work. But if you’re passionate about bringing your ideas to fruition, being an entrepreneur may be right for you. Even if your business concept never becomes as ubiquitous as Uber, some experts believe there is a lot of opportunity in today’s global market.
According to a March 2018 report by Inc.com, for example, the next wave of opportunities for entrepreneurs includes products, services, and goods like these.
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