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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship, B.S.B.A

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The Entrepreneurship program is focused on opportunity identification, enhancement, and realization to create value for all stakeholders.  The point of view for all entrepreneurship ventures is the "owner," but it has evolved to include companies and organizations of all types and stages.  The skills a student learns through an entrepreneurship major are vital for the success of any business--large or small, public or private, corporate or not-for­ profit, local or global.  The major conveys a broad skill-set for business, while it also provides students with customized paths for success in specific business systems including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements

All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.


  • Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A /MAT 140B . In lieu of MAT 140A /MAT 140B , students are required to take an additional free elective.
  • Completion of ECO 101  and ECO 102  will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113 .
  • Completion of MAT 117  taken at Shippensburg University will satisfy the requirement for SCM 200  .
  • MGT 447   Satisfies university diversity requirement.

Major Course Requirements

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.

Entrepreneurship Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is what powers the economy, and students develop the skills and contacts necessary to make ideas real. An entrepreneurship major from Shippensburg University will prepare students for any one of the following career tracks: corporate entrepreneurship, also known as intrapreneurship, where our graduates develop new operations or products for existing corporations; independent entrepreneurship, where our graduates start their own for-profit firms; family business, where our graduates go into the family firm as new or future management; and social entrepreneurship, where our graduates start new or develop existing not-for-profit or community service oriented firms.

More specifically, when company recruiting ads use words like leading-edge or talk about developing new products or markets, they are talking about corporate entrepreneurship. When government and civic organizations talk about becoming more innovative and proactive, they are building on the growing social entrepreneurship movement. As always, if you have an idea of your own, for a product, a service, or just a way of life for yourself, there is no alternative to going independent. For any of these goals, an entrepreneurship major from Shippensburg University can get you where you want to be.

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