Entrepreneurship

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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.


Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Entrepreneurship major consists of 52-54 s.h. distributed as follows:

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Reeves School of Business Professional Core Requirements

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Required Entrepreneurship Core Courses

  • 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 (1-3 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.)

Minor Requirements

The Entrepreneurship minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2430 Management and Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3000 Personal Finance (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 4650 New Venture Capital (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Required Core Courses

  • ENP 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 3100 Growing a Business (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 4700 Entrepreneurship Internship (3 s.h.)

Elective Course

Any 3 s.h. class from the student’s major at the 3000 level or higher

Additional Requirements

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. Students must take ENP 3010 and ENP 3100 prior to taking ENP 4700. The 3 s.h. elective course must be approved by the Entrepreneurship Department prior to the student matriculating in the CPE program. 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 Entrepreneurship. However, students must complete 50% of the certificate courses in residence and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the certificate courses.


Contact the Entrepreneurship Program

Dr. Mary Kirchner

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
Clark 116
Dr. Mary Kirchner
Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort.

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

(910) 630-7048
Clark 116