As a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship degree candidate, students study classic business areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing and management, and gain skills to help them spearhead new business practices and processes.
Students also learn the importance of opportunity recognition, flexibility, and challenging the status quo with sustainable and ethical business strategies. The Entrepreneurship major is now the third most popular major for college students, and is a good option for students interested in starting their own organization or contributing to the success of a startup. Through classroom and community experiences, students develop their own entrepreneurial management skills. The program teaches traditional business concepts while providing a unique lens for entrepreneur CEOs.
Entrepreneurship graduates are prepared to join an organization in a leadership role or start their own businesses.
Or, students might join a new venture team that promotes a sustainable environment, affordable housing or other business and societal innovations. Students who are not ready to start their own business or dive into startup culture can find many ways to apply their Entrepreneurship major to other careers such as:
Upon completion of the BBA in Entrepreneurship, many graduates continue their education by pursuing an advanced degree in related disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
The SEC is a student organization designed to advance an entrepreneurial ecosystem at St. Edward’s University for students who are interested in starting a small business or nonprofit organization to benefit the University, its students, the Austin community and beyond. The organization supplements classroom learning and serves as an outlet to promote the entrepreneurial experience. Activities include co-sponsoring and supporting the annual business plan competition and the iChallenge pitch competition, field trips, presentations by entrepreneurs, and volunteering at various entrepreneurial events – both on campus and in the community.
Entrepreneurship faculty work closely with entrepreneurs in the Austin business community and beyond, including experts in areas such as the legal aspects of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and intellectual property. They bring real-world expertise from companies such as Capital Factory, Motion Computing and Dell into the classroom.
“In an educational environment that strives for continuous improvement, I enjoy the challenge of tapping into my students’ energy and enthusiasm. I hold myself accountable for helping maximize their highest levels of performance in class in order for them to make responsible decisions later in their chosen fields.”
— Antonio Alvarado, JD, Executive-in-Residence