Entrepreneurship

Engage Business and Society

As an Entrepreneurship student, you will learn the process of discovering, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities such as:

  • The creation of new organizations, for-profit or not-for-profit
  • The creation of new products or services
  • Solving problems, coming up with new ideas, innovating new things

You also take a multitude of courses to learn the following:

  • Start and manage a new business
  • Network
  • Target specific markets
  • Solve business problems
  • Seek funding, raise capital
  • Bootstrapping
  • Recognize trends

Opportunity to Innovate

You will receive rigorous training in management, marketing, finance, accounting, business law, and management information systems.

Outside the classroom, you have the opportunity to join the Bradley chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO), a national organization for entrepreneurially-oriented students.

You can also be involved in Enactus, formerly called SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise).  Enactus is a group that encourages students to take the business skills they learn in the classroom and put them into practice on campus, in the community, and beyond.

The Foster College of Business sponsors five business centers, including the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, which expose students to the practical applications of “real world” business.   The Turner Center also actively consults with students if they choose to start their own business.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can compete in Project Springboard. The Project Springboard competition brings students real-life business planning experience and the opportunity to win cash and services valued at over $100,000 to help them successfully launch their new business venture.

Impact the World

You will enjoy nearly a 100% placement rate within six months of graduation.

For our Entrepreneurship students, careers may include:

  • Starting a high-growth entrepreneurial venture
  • Working as a project manager for a new product design team or innovative firm
  • Taking over a family business
  • Working in a start-up venture
  • Working in professional services with entrepreneurs (accounting, lawyers)

Course Requirements

Requirements for the entrepreneurship major are:

  • ENT 280 Entrepreneurial Creativity
  • ENT 281 The Entrepreneurial Career
  • ENT 382 Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 383 Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
  • ENT/FIN 384 Entrepreneurial Finance or ATG 204 Cost Accounting
  • ENT 482 Entrepreneurial Experience
  • 6 hours chosen from the following courses:
    • M L 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
    • ENT 385 Technology Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 386 Social Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 488 Internship in Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 489 Topics in Entrepreneurship
    • A course approved by department chair

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