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Entrepreneurship - B.B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (28 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ENTR 27056 Introduction to Entrepreneurship* 3
    27466 Speaker Series 1
    37040 Entrepreneurial Tools 3
    37045 Sales in the Entrepreneurial Venture 3
    37065 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
    37075 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
WIC   37080 New Venture Creation* 3
ELR   47048

Entrepreneurial Experience I (3)*
Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship I (3)
ELR   47049

Entrepreneurial Experience II (3)*
Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship I (3)
  Choose from the following: Major elective 3
  COMM 25863 Business and Professional Communications (3)  
ELR ENTR 27192 Beginning Practicum (1-4)  
ELR   37192 Advanced Practicum (1-4)  
    37195 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship I (1-4)  
    45096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    47045 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)  
    47047 Strategic Dilemmas in Entrepreneurship (3)  
    47195 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship II (1-4)  
ELR   47292 Entrepreneurial Internship (1-6)  
  FDM 35280 Fashion Entrepreneurship (3)  
  MIS 34185 Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations (3)  
  PSYC 31773 Industrial Psychology (3)  
  TECH 43060 Management of Technology Innovation (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
    23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
  BUS 10123 Exploring Business+ 3
    30123 Professional Business Practices++ 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication* 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 26074 Legal Environment of Business 3
    36053 Business Finance 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus* 3
KAD   11012

Intuitive Calculus (3)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics ** 3
    24163 Principles of Management 3
    34060 Operations Management 3
    44285 Integrated Business Policy and Strategy 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  General Electives(minimum 6 hours must be upper-division) 17

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in ENTR 37080 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
** If a student has taken MATH 10041 Elementary Probability and Statistics they may use it in place of MIS 24056.
+ A student changing to the College of Business Administration or transferring may be waived out of BUS 10123 Exploring Business if:

  • 30 or more hours have been earned and any two classes (from ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053) have successfully been completed.
  • 60 or more hours have been earned and the student has completed one course from (ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053)
  • At the discretion of the Dean's Office, the student has sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in a business field (as demonstrated by a CLEP exam or Credit by Exam) but does not meet the requirements listed above.

++Students who have transferred ENG 30063 from another institution may use it as a substitute for BUS 30123.

Students may take or use any course at any level as long as the minimum 39-hour requirement for upper-division courses is satisfied for graduation with a B.B.A. Expectations: Maximum 4 credit hours of physical education activity (PEB) courses and maximum 4 credit hours for courses in applied music and music ensembles (MUS courses with a second digit of 5, 6 or 7) combined may be counted toward the 121 total hour or 39-upper-division-hour graduation requirement. General elective courses may be selected from any area and at any level provided students do not go over the PEB, applied music and ensemble music restriction and they satisfy the 39 hour upper-division requirements. There is no limit on other music coursework. Any other exceptions must be approved by the assistant dean. A minor (business or non-business) is encouraged.

Special notes for major:

  • A minimum 2.250 GPA and minimum C grade in ENTR 27056; or ENTR 47048 or ENTR 47092; and ENTR 27075 or ENTR 47049 or ENTR 47192.
  • Students are permitted to register for ENTR 47049 Entrepreneurial Experience II while taking ENTR 47048 Entrepreneurial Experience I and students are permitted to register for ENTR 47192 Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship II while taking ENTR 47092 Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship I.
  • For students double majoring in Managerial Marketing and Entrepreneurship; Marketing Tools, MMTG 35011, will substitute for Entrepreneurial Tools, ENTR 37040, but not vice versa because MMTG 35011 is a writing intensive course.
  • Entrepreneurship majors who are also majoring in either Marketing or Managerial Marketing, and who have taken Sales in the Entrepreneurial Venture (ENTR 37045), are not required to take Personal Selling (MKTG 45046) for the Marketing major or Sales and Sales Management (MMTG 45030) for the Managerial Marketing major or minor; however, a Marketing or Managerial Marketing major cannot waive ENTR 37045 by taking either MKTG 45046 or MMTG 45030.
  • The creation of an Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship gives students the flexibility of either starting their own business or working for a start-up in the region. In some cases, and with approval of department chair, an Internship in Entrepreneurship (ENTR 47292) may substitute for either Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship I or Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship II.
  • While students may choose both Entrepreneurial Experience I and Entrepreneurial Experince II and Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship I and Entrepreneurial Executive Apprenticeship II, they would be unnecessarily duplicating a capstone experience and the heavy time commitment for both is such that they cannot be taken at the same time.
  • To facilitate the transition to the 2013-14 catalog, Entrepreneurial Experience I (ENTR 27065) and Entrepreneurial Experience II (ENTR 27075) will be designated as equivalent to the newly created senior level versions of these courses, (ENTR 47048 and ENTR 47049).