Undergraduate

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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.

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.

Course Preview:

In addition to the general education courses required of all majors, and elective courses, BBA in Entrepreneurship majors take courses from these groups:

CORE COURSES
Students who major in entrepreneurship complete core courses, which include Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurial Strategy, Accounting Management for Entrepreneurs, Practicum and Management Consulting.

BUSINESS CORE COURSES
BBA in Entrepreneurship majors complete business core courses, which include Legal Environment of Business, Strategic Management, Introduction to Finance and Operations Management.

SERVICE LEARNING
BBA in Entrepreneurship majors are encouraged to participate in at least one service learning opportunity outside the United States through the university’s global entrepreneurship projects in more than a dozen countries such as Costa Rica, the Czech Republic and France.

ENTREPRENEURIAL SHOWCASE AND BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
The Entrepreneurial Showcase and the Business Plan Competition are the culminating experiences for entrepreneurship majors. Students combine academic and experiential learning to create startup ventures and entrepreneurial innovations, which are judged by professors, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Our students have successfully launched socially responsible entrepreneurship models such as a summer camp for disadvantaged young girls, a vineyard dedicated to Texas-only grape varieties, and a safe ride taxi service for university students.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.

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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