Undergraduate

Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

Austin was named the number-one city in America for young entrepreneurs in 2013, according to Under30CEO.

Entrepreneurship Major Wins iChallenge

Jake Lane ’14 won first place in the iChallenge competition sponsored by the School of Management and Business Entrepreneurship Program and the Student Entrepreneurs Club. His idea, Simplify Connect, is a tablet and smartphone application that connects two St. Edward’s websites into one system.

Entrepreneurship Major Co-Founds Volunteer Organization

Regina Vatterott ’16 co-founded and is Chief Operating Officer of InspireVive, an organization with the mission of inspiring people to volunteer and helping them network with charities and non-profits in need of volunteers.

Hot Yoga Concept Wins Business Competition

Brandy Ray ’13 won first place and a $2,500 cash prize in the St. Edward’s 2013 Business Plan Competition. The Entrepreneurship major's proposed venture, Elements Hot Yoga, is an innovative approach to yoga featuring a shorter, intense workout. The business francise concept combines health, relaxation, lifestyle and merchandise.

Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship at St. Edward’s puts you in the driver’s seat to starting your own business. Want to be a future innovator? Want to create the next Internet phenomenon? The BBA in Entrepreneurship degree will give you the necessary tools to follow in the footsteps of business giants who have changed the face of society.

From raising investment capital to writing a business plan, you’ll work alongside experienced faculty mentors — many of whom successfully run their own businesses. Imagine tapping into their decades of experience as you learn the pitfalls, challenges and excitement of starting and succeeding in your own business. You’ll also hear valuable perspectives from business leaders and entrepreneurs, who are regular classroom and outside speakers.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Overview:

As a BBA in Entrepreneurship major, you’ll develop the necessary tools to take your business from idea to reality. You’ll study classic business areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics and management, and gain skills that help you spearhead new business practices and processes. You’ll also learn the importance of risk taking, flexibility and challenging the status quo with sustainable and ethical business strategies.

With a BBA in Entrepreneurship, graduates are prepared to join an organization in a leadership role or start their own businesses. For example, you could start a bakery or a restaurant, a digital gaming company, an IT firm specializing in smart phone applications, or a boutique clothing store.

To increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees in related business disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a master’s degree in accounting or project management. Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin (course catalog).

I. FOUNDATION COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Rhetoric and Composition I and II*
• College Mathematics
• Computational Skills
• Oral Communication
• Modern Language

II. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Literature and Human Experience
• Understanding and Appreciating Arts
• American Experience
• American Dilemmas*
• History and Evolution of Global Processes
• Contemporary World Issues]

III. MISSION COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS):
• The Human Experience
• Ethics*
• Religious Studies/Philosophy
• Science in Perspective
• Science in Depth

IV. SMB GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 CREDIT HOURS):
• Introduction to Information Systems or Quantitative Applications Software for PCs
• Precalculus

V. CORE COURSES (39 CREDIT HOURS):
• Principles of Accounting I
• Principles of Accounting II
• Business Statistics
• Legal Environment of Business
• Business Communication
• Strategic Management
• Microeconomic Principles
• Macroeconomic Principles
• Introduction to Finance
• Principles of Management
• Business Responsibility and Ethics in Management
• Operations Management
• Principles of Marketing

VI. MAJOR CORE COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurial Marketing
• Accounting Management for Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneurial Finance
• Entrepreneurial Practicum
• Entrepreneurial Strategy
Select one of the following courses:
• Management Consulting
• Internship
• Entrepreneur Management
• Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
• New Product/Service Design and Development
• Technology Entrepreneurship
Electives
Choose 3 hours minimum of electives

VII. CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

VIII. GRADUATION CERTIFICATION:
You must register for this course in your graduating term to be certified for graduation.

* These courses are prerequisites for Capstone.

Internships

Entrepreneurship majors at St. Edward’s have completed internships in governmental, nonprofit and private industry — from family-owned enterprises to top corporate and banking environments. Internships are excellent opportunities to explore your passions, learn new skills and collaborate with experts in the field. An internship experience is an outstanding addition to your résumé and can give you a distinct advantage in your career as an entrepreneur or for entering graduate school.

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