Students in the Entrepreneurship Major at Methodist University will be prepared to start new businesses and/or become key team members of existing business and/or become successors to existing businesses. Students that complete the Entrepreneurship major will be prepared for professional entry-level employment in Entrepreneurship-related fields.
The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to prepare Methodist University students campus-wide to excel in entrepreneurial endeavors, including:
- adopting an entrepreneurial mindset in any job, industry, or organization
- starting new businesses
- becoming successors to existing businesses
- being “intrapreneurs” in existing businesses
Additionally, we wish to positively impact our business and military community through collaborating, conducting an annual business symposium for leaders in the community, and facilitating internships and job placement of our students. Ultimately, we are preparing our students to build sustainable, innovative, and purposeful businesses.
- To employ the critical thinking process to solve problems and issues facing entrepreneurs and businesses today.
- To understand and evaluate the various options for financing entrepreneurial endeavors.
- To recognize and distinguish viable opportunities from good ideas and to develop a focus on customers and market needs as a driver for product and service creation.
- To identify the types of human, information, and financial resources required for launching and managing new ventures, products, and services.
- To understand ways to successfully innovate, avoid the related pitfalls, and study and prepare for the impact of emerging technologies.
The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited. Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.
Requirements for the major in Entrepreneurship
18 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 2160, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620)
15 s.h. of Reeves School of Business upper level requirements (BUS 3320, BUS 3430, BUS 3520, BUS 4700, and MKT 2510)
Entrepreneurship Core (12 s.h.):
- ENP 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
- ENP 3100 Growing a Business (3 s.h.)
- ENP 4650 New Venture Capital (3 s.h.)
- ENP 4700 Entrepreneurship Internship (3 s.h.)
Entrepreneurship Electives: Select one course (3 s.h.) from the following:
- BUS 3310 International Business (3 s.h.)
- ENP 3300 International Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
- ENP 3360 Domestic Business Experience (3 s.h.)
- ENP 3600 Innovation Commercialization (3 s.h.)
- ENP 4850 Special Topics (3 s.h.)
Quantitative Electives: Select one course (3 s.h.) from the following:
- BUS 4500 Management Science (3 s.h.)
- ECO 3160 Econometrics (3 s.h.)
- MKT 3900 Marketing Research (3 s.h.)
Applied Electives: Select 6 s.h. from the following:
- BUS 3000 Personal Finance (3 s.h.)
- BUS 3460 Enactus I (2 s.h.)
- BUS 3470 Enactus II (2 s.h.)
- BUS 3910 Negotiation (3 s.h.)
- ECO 3130 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
- LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership (3 s.h.)
- MKT 3600 E-Business I (3 s.h.)
- MKT 4200 Professional Selling (3 s.h.)
Requirements for the minor in Entrepreneurship
18 s. h. – ACC 2510, MKT 2510, BUS 3000, 3010, 3430, and 4650. The minor in Entrepreneurship is open to all students.
Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship (CPE) provides students from all majors the opportunity to learn how to start and manage their own businesses. The CPE consists of four courses (12 hours) in a 2-1-1 format.
- The first course in the program, ENP 3010, covers how to start a business.
- The second course, ENP 3100, covers building a scalable and sustainable business.
- The next course is from the student’s major, of 3000 or higher level, with departmental approval and determined before the student matriculates in this program.
- The last course, ENP 4700, helps the student get involved in a small business as an intern, assisting in creating a comprehensive business or marketing plan and/or learning other unique attributes of that business. Students will receive credit for 112 work hours.
An entrepreneurship certificate will be granted after the successful completion of the program provided the student has a “C” average in the major course and a “C” average in the Entrepreneurship.
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