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BS Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Pictured | Charles and Charon Hart | Small Business and Entrepreneurship | Mishawaka, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Science in Business (Small Business and Entrepreneurship)

The concentration in small business and entrepreneurship prepares graduates to start and manage their own organizations. This concentration also prepares graduates for management positions in the many small businesses of the United States and, increasingly, of the entire global community. Over 90 percent of all businesses in the United States can be classified as small; and with downsizing, outsourcing, and reorganizing among larger companies, the percentage of small businesses is increasing. Future careers and jobs are with smaller organizations.

In addition to credit courses, the concentration in small business and entrepreneurship offers a speaker series to the local community and to students. Faculty and students participate in a variety of research projects that investigate issues of significance to the small business community. Students also enjoy regular involvement with north central Indiana’s Small Business Development Center.

Curriculum requirements are similar to other concentrations offered in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics with regard to general-education, prebusiness courses, and business courses.

Academic Advising

The mission of the academic advising program in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is to promote academic success, student satisfaction, and increased retention by providing students with advisors to help students make educational, career, and personal decisions.

The policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all freshmen and sophomores prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Concentration Requirements (18 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated

Junior and Senior Years­­
  • BUS-M 303 Marketing Research
  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation
  • BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management
  • BUS-W 408 Practicum In Small Business
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-M 405 Consumer Behavior
  • BUS-M 415 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • BUS-M 419 Retail Strategy
  • BUS-M 450 Marketing Strategy

Electives (12 cr.)
  • Students will consult with an academic advisor for recommended elective.

See also

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.