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How many times have you said, “I would rather do it myself,”? That attitude is certainly a key component of the entrepreneurial spirit. Young people especially are itching to strike out on their own and make a name for themselves. And while that may be a desire shared by most, far fewer muster the courage to take the risk and pursue their dreams. Of course it takes more than desire and drive. It also requires business savvy, planning, and preparation. There's also the matter of start-up money. It's a fact that small- to medium-sized enterprises represent the largest source of U.S. economic and job growth. The entrepreneurship program offers preparation to students for successful placement within this exciting and challenging market.


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A travel plan to the top

A travel plan to the top

Pam Wright (B.S. '73) embarked on her entrepreneurial adventure in 1981 when she opened Wright Travel Agency in Nashville. Today Wright Travel boasts 28 locations in seven states with annual sales of $128 million. In 2007, Pam pledged $1.25 million to MTSU to establish the Pam Wright Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the 2009 class of Tennessee's “Women of Influence” and an MTSU Distinguished Alumna.

Success on the side

Success on the side

Alex Treneff (B.B.A. '09, M.B.A. '11) was recently promoted to manager of Product Operations at Asurion, a national technology protection insurance company. Alex, who lives and works in Jackson, Tenn., also is owner of a side venture, Treneff RC, a small business that designs, manufactures, and retails remote-controlled aircraft technology.


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Due to the dual focus on business development and business ownership, MTSU alumni hold positions that include, among many others

  • CEO
  • Manager
  • Owner/founder
  • President
  • Product design
  • Product manufacturer
  • Sales specialist

Firms linked to MTSU's programs through research, hiring, and mentoring include

  • Almost Home Animal Rescue
  • Aramark
  • CBS Radio (Atlanta)
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Clear Channel
  • DiPentino and Associates
  • Disney
  • Enterprise
  • HCA
  • Nashville Predators
  • ogo Chairs
  • Panda Express
  • Rutherford County Government
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • St. Jude
  • Starbucks
  • Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
  • The Money Moxie
  • The Nurture Nook
  • The Southwestern Company
  • UPS
  • Wright Travel
  • YMCA

Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Department of Management. A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is offered with a major in Entrepreneurship. Major courses include entrepreneurship, new-venture creation, business-plan development, and small-business management. The degree includes a Business Administration minor. An interdisciplinary minor also is available in Entrepreneurship.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Other majors offered by the Department of Management are Business Administration and Management.

Undergraduate students can pursue minors in Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership Studies, Business Administration, and Not-For-Profit Management.

Those who complete a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree may enter the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Business Education (M.B.E.) program. The latter is also available online.

Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

Management  
615-898-5770
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The major in Entrepreneurship offers preparation to students for successful venture creation and implementation and provides them opportunities to acquire the necessary operational knowledge to start a new enterprise and to study business communication, marketing, finance, management, economics, accounting, and information systems from an entrepreneurial perspective. The curriculum is flexible-students may tailor the program to fit specific needs while acquiring the business background necessary for pursuing entrepreneurial goals. Successful business professionals contribute to the program and an advisory board of recognized entrepreneurial leaders mentors students. Specialized courses, an internship, and interaction with acknowledged business leaders are intended to provide the impetus to start and operate a successful business.

A major in Entrepreneurship consists of 30 hours, 50 percent of which must be taken in residence at MTSU.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Entrepreneurship, B.B.A., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)
  • ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci and core course)

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA. ECON 2410 is included in the core and will also satisfy 3 hours from the Social/Behavioral General Education requirement.

Major Requirements (30 hours)

  • ENTR 2900 - Entrepreneurship  3 credit hours  

    ENTR 2900 - Entrepreneurship

    3 credit hours

    The mechanics and operational skills needed for organizing and operating an enterprise.

  • ENTR 3600 - Innovation Acceleration

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 3600.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

  • ENTR 3650 - New Venture Creation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900 or MGMT 3610; junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Examines the process of new venture formation. Topics include recognizing and testing opportunity, developing the business concept, analyzing risks, and financing the new venture.

  • ENTR 4620 - Business Plan Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; ENTR 3650; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of a comprehensive business plan detailing all facets of a proposed venture with an emphasis on using the plan for loan acquisition and venture implementation.

  • FIN 3040 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ENTR 3040.) Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; junior standing. Focuses on tools, processes, systems, and practices used by entrepreneurs to manage resources. Specific focus on cash budgeting, working capital management, sources of capital, and financial analysis/forecasting for the small business/startup

  • MKT 3200 - Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; admission into College of Business. Applied study of marketing skills necessary to create a new business venture. Students will gain experience completing various marketing tasks that are important to new business startups.

  • MGMT 4950 - Management Internship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Management or entrepreneurship major with senior standing; an overall grade point average of at least 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of management theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4990.

  • ENTR/MGMT/MKT elective 3 credit hours

 

  • ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

  • MGMT 4920 - Small Business Management

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ENTR 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

  • ENTR 4100 - Family Business  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ENTR 4100 - Family Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MGMT 3610 or permission of instructor. Analysis of issues unique to family enterprises. Issues can include governance, succession, family dynamics, trust, and conflict among others.

  • MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior level. Technologies for products and services, learning from failure, idea generation/screening, management structures that promote innovation, as well as cost justification of new technologies. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Typical innovation areas include rapid prototyping/small lot production, last mile delivery, distribution, safety and productivity, entertainment/training, and medical. Course structure may vary.

     

  • ENTR 4255 - Social Entrepreneurship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Business. An overview of social entrepreneurs who have the purpose of producing a social benefit through a variety of organizational structures including non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid business models. Focuses on the challenges associated with responding to these social needs, including organizational mission, funding, operational execution, and sustainability.

Auxiliary Courses (6 hours)

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
    (may be)(may be counted in General Education) OR  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) OR title:(may be) 
    (may be counted in General Education) OR 

    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  
    (may be)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • Business elective 3 credit hours

Electives

  • To make 120 hours

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Entrepreneurship

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Elective 1 credit hour

Subtotal: 14 Hours

Freshman Spring

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics  3 credit hours  
    (Soc/Beh Sci)(Soc/Beh Sci)  dotslash:(Soc/Beh Sci) title:(Soc/Beh Sci) 
    (Soc/Beh Sci) 

    ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • ENTR 2900 - Entrepreneurship  3 credit hours  

    ENTR 2900 - Entrepreneurship

    3 credit hours

    The mechanics and operational skills needed for organizing and operating an enterprise.

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Sophomore Fall

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I  3 credit hours  
    **  dotslash:* title:* 

    ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics  3 credit hours  
    **  dotslash:* title:* 

    ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
    **  dotslash:* title:* 

    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Fall

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • Business elective 3 credit hours

 

  • ENTR 3600 - Innovation Acceleration  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ENTR 3600 - Innovation Acceleration

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 3600.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

  • MGMT 3600 - Innovation Acceleration

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ENTR 3600.) Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

 

  • BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics  3 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or equivalent, junior standing. Corequisite: BIA 3621. Introduction to the concepts and application of data analytics in business. Spreadsheet software and associated analytic tools will be utilized to visualize, model, and analyze business data using a hands-on-approach.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Spring

  • ENTR 4100 - Family Business  3 credit hours  
    OR§ OR  dotslash:§ OR title:OR 
    § OR 

    ENTR 4100 - Family Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MGMT 3610 or permission of instructor. Analysis of issues unique to family enterprises. Issues can include governance, succession, family dynamics, trust, and conflict among others.

  • ENTR 4255 - Social Entrepreneurship  3 credit hours  
    OR§ OR  dotslash:§ OR title:OR 
    § OR 

    ENTR 4255 - Social Entrepreneurship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Business. An overview of social entrepreneurs who have the purpose of producing a social benefit through a variety of organizational structures including non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid business models. Focuses on the challenges associated with responding to these social needs, including organizational mission, funding, operational execution, and sustainability.

  • MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation  3 credit hours  
    §§  dotslash:§ title:§ 
    § 

    MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior level. Technologies for products and services, learning from failure, idea generation/screening, management structures that promote innovation, as well as cost justification of new technologies. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Typical innovation areas include rapid prototyping/small lot production, last mile delivery, distribution, safety and productivity, entertainment/training, and medical. Course structure may vary.

     

  • MKT 3200 - Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; admission into College of Business. Applied study of marketing skills necessary to create a new business venture. Students will gain experience completing various marketing tasks that are important to new business startups.

  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

  • MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

  • FIN 3010 - Principles of Corporate Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Fall

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • ENTR 3650 - New Venture Creation  3 credit hours  
    §§  dotslash:§ title:§ 
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    ENTR 3650 - New Venture Creation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900 or MGMT 3610; junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Examines the process of new venture formation. Topics include recognizing and testing opportunity, developing the business concept, analyzing risks, and financing the new venture.

  • FIN 3040 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ENTR 3040.) Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; junior standing. Focuses on tools, processes, systems, and practices used by entrepreneurs to manage resources. Specific focus on cash budgeting, working capital management, sources of capital, and financial analysis/forecasting for the small business/startup

  • MGMT 4950 - Management Internship  3 credit hours  
    §§  dotslash:§ title:§ 
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    MGMT 4950 - Management Internship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Management or entrepreneurship major with senior standing; an overall grade point average of at least 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of management theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4990.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

  • ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management  3 credit hours  
    Misc§  dotslash:§ title:Misc 
    § 

    ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

  • ENTR 4620 - Business Plan Development  3 credit hours  
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    ENTR 4620 - Business Plan Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; ENTR 3650; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of a comprehensive business plan detailing all facets of a proposed venture with an emphasis on using the plan for loan acquisition and venture implementation.

  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management  3 credit hours  
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    § 

    BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

  • ENTR/MGMT/MKT elective§ 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

NOTE:

 *2.25 GPA required in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business

 § Admission required

ENTR 2900 - Entrepreneurship
3 credit hours

The mechanics and operational skills needed for organizing and operating an enterprise.

ENTR 3040 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management
3 credit hours

(Same as FIN 3040.) Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; junior standing. Focuses on tools, processes, systems, and practices used by entrepreneurs to manage resources. Specific focus on cash budgeting, working capital management, sources of capital, and financial analysis/forecasting for the small business/startup.

ENTR 3600 - Innovation Acceleration
3 credit hours

(Same as MGMT 3600.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

ENTR 3650 - New Venture Creation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ENTR 2900 or MGMT 3610; junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Examines the process of new venture formation. Topics include recognizing and testing opportunity, developing the business concept, analyzing risks, and financing the new venture.

ENTR 4100 - Family Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3610 or permission of instructor. Analysis of issues unique to family enterprises. Issues can include governance, succession, family dynamics, trust, and conflict among others.

ENTR 4255 - Social Entrepreneurship
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to College of Business. An overview of social entrepreneurs who have the purpose of producing a social benefit through a variety of organizational structures including non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid business models. Focuses on the challenges associated with responding to these social needs, including organizational mission, funding, operational execution, and sustainability.

ENTR 4620 - Business Plan Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ENTR 2900; ENTR 3650; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of a comprehensive business plan detailing all facets of a proposed venture with an emphasis on using the plan for loan acquisition and venture implementation.

ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management
3 credit hours

(Same as MGMT 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

Mission

The Entrepreneurship Program's mission is to provide education about the roles and contributions of entrepreneurs in economic development and job creation and to foster the growth and development of entrepreneurship.

Program objectives Include:

  • Encourage creativity and innovation.
  • Prepare students for successful venture creation and implementation.
  • Provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge required for startup and successful operation.
  • Help students create "real" business plans.
  • Facilitate networking for students to meet and learn from local, regional, and national entrepreneurs.
  • Introduce students to the expertise of Small Business Development Centers.
  • Encourage student participation in national and global entrepreneurship celebrations.
  • Give students opportunities to participate in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO).

Resources

Contact Information

Dr. Joshua Arron
Joshua.Aaron@mtsu.edu
615-898-5770

Who is My Advisor?

Jones College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center
busadv@mtsu.edu
615-904-8063 | BAS N216

 

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Mailing Address

Department of Management
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 40
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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