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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Entrepreneurship Major (B.B.A.)


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Major code BB6156

College of Business
Copeland Hall 401
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2060
www.cob.ohio.edu

Sheree Lucas, contact person

Program Overview

The goal of the program is to provide students with an in-depth and rigorous study of the field of entrepreneurship. A primary focus is in honing the ability of students to either start a new venture or develop the ability to meaningfully contribute in a corporate entrepreneurial setting.

The economic development of our nation is sparked primarily by the “Entrepreneurial Spirit.” This spirit emerges from a very special and unique segment of the population known as entrepreneurs. A continual infusion of new ideas and new energies brought forth by these entrepreneurs is the cornerstone of economic growth in our country. As such, entrepreneurs and their new ventures are of vital importance in the process of economic revitalization.

Success in entrepreneurship requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills, and competencies. The required courses ensure a variety of rich developmental experiences that can include applied learning, case analysis, research projects, team-based active learning projects, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions. This major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and personal initiative.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the entrepreneurship major are prepared to start their own small business, to assist other entrepreneurs in starting up or running a business, or to contribute to entrepreneurial activities in established organizations.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The entrepreneurship major requires a minimum of 128 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

Entrepreneurship Requirements


Complete the following:

 

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 42 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The non-business required classes count in the 42 hour requirement. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement


Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component


You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Education Abroad Office
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component


Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Probability and Statistics Requirement


Complete the following course:

Behavioral Science Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Diversity Requirement


Complete any African American Studies (AAS) course or any Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) course or any of the following courses:

Economics Elective Requirement


If your major is finance or accounting, you must take ECON 3050. If you have any other major, you must take a 3000- or 4000-level economics course except ECON 3000 or ECON 3810.

Internship Requirement


Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

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