USFSP

Entrepreneurship Program

Home of the USASBE 2013 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program, CEO 2012-2014 Startup Simulation Challenge Champions, TBTF 2013 Technology Leader of the Year, ASBE 2013 Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year, and SBA 2013 State of Florida Business Advocate of the Year

Dr. William Jackson

You can now apply for a major and minor in Entrepreneurship at USFSP College of Business!

Apply for the Gus and Frances Stavros Scholarship for Entrepreneurs, or learn more about Gus & Frances Stavros.

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity are the lifeblood of our economy and our worldwide competitiveness. Many of our students and potential students have expressed an aspiration to own their own business and we are dedicated in this major to provide the educational experience and direction to make this a reality. Also, many of our students will work in entrepreneurial small and mid-sized firms—this major will prepare them to accomplish their goal.

The outline and specifics of this new major are detailed below as are the requirements for obtaining a minor in entrepreneurship as well. We look forward to sharing your energy and excitement in this dynamic major.

William T. Jackson, DBA
Director, USFSP Entrepreneurship
Professor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Requirements for All Students

Before you join us in Entrepreneurship, all USFSP students must complete the Liberal Arts Requirements.

If you are applying to the USF College of Business, you must meet all Requirements for Admission.

View our Academic Learning Compacts in Entrepreneurship.


Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurship (New declared majors beginning Fall 2012)

View this information in the undergraduate catalog

A major in entrepreneurship is intended for those students interested in the possibility of self-venturing or who may someday work in an entrepreneurial firm. Upon completion of this major, a student will be especially prepared to leverage their knowledge to work in management positions within high growth, innovative firms or to take their own idea to market. This major utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to education thus providing a well-rounded knowledge of business.

Students will learn the creative nature of idea/opportunity identification and evaluation, the unique skills necessary to build an entrepreneurial firm, and the ability to interact with local community resources and mentors.

Requirements for the B.A./B.S. Degree: Within the 120-semester-hour program listed in the General Requirements section, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours in entrepreneurship-related course work. At least 15 of these 24 hours must be taken in residence at USFSP including each of the required courses. A grade of C- or better is required in all 24 hours plus a 2.0 GPA in all major course work at USFSP and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses (for a total of 15 credit hours):

  • ENT 3613: Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 4244: Scalability in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 4945: Student Consulting in High Growth Firms (3 credit hours)

Any three courses from the following recommended electives (for a total of 9 credit hours):

  • ENT 3503: Social Issues in Entrepreneurial Firms
  • ENT 4214: Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ENT 4943: Internship in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4901: Independent Research in Entrepreneurship
  • MAN 4402: Employment Law
  • MAN 4600: International Management
  • MAR 3400: Professional Selling
  • MAR 4503: Consumer Behavior
  • MAR 3613: Marketing Research
  • MAR 4231: Retailing Management
  • ACG 3341: Cost Accounting and Control
  • ISM 3113: System Design and Analysis
  • ECO 3703: International Economics
  • FIN 4461: Financial Statement Analysis

Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurship (Majors declared prior to Fall 2012)

A major in entrepreneurship is intended for those students interested in the possibility of self-venturing or who may someday work in an entrepreneurial firm. Upon completion of this major, a student will be especially prepared to leverage their knowledge to work in management positions within high growth, innovative firms or to take their own idea to market. This major utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to education thus providing a well-rounded knowledge of business.

Students will learn the creative nature of idea/opportunity identification and evaluation, the unique skills necessary to build an entrepreneurial firm, and the ability to interact with local community resources and mentors.

Requirements for the B.A./B.S. Degree: Within the 120-semester-hour program listed in the General Requirements section, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours in entrepreneurship-related course work. At least 15 of these 24 hours must be taken in residence at USFSP including each of the required courses. A grade of C- or better is required in all 24 hours plus a 2.0 GPA in all major course work at USFSP and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses (for a total of 12 credit hours – acceptance prior to Fall 2012):

  • MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 4945: Student Consulting in High Growth Ventures (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 3301: Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Any four courses from the following recommended electives (for a total of 12 credit hours):

  • MAN 4402: Employment Law
  • MAN 4600: International Management
  • MAR 3400: Professional Selling
  • MAR 4503: Consumer Behavior
  • ENT 3503: Social Issues in Entrepreneurial Firms
  • MAR 3613: Marketing Research
  • MAR 4231: Retailing Management
  • ACG 3341: Cost Accounting and Control
  • ENT 4214: Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ISM 3113: System Design and Analysis
  • ECO 3703: International Economics
  • FIN 4461: Financial Statement Analysis

Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship (for Non-Business Majors)

View this information in the undergraduate catalog

This minor is intended for students from any college within the university to provide a general background of knowledge for those individuals that might, at some point, start their own business or be a part of an entrepreneurial organization. The requirements are:

  1. The following courses (for a total of 12 credit hours):
    • ENT 3613: Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)
    • MAR 3023: Basic Marketing (3 credit hours)
    • MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)
    • ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours – ACG 2021, MAR 3023 and MAN 4802 prerequisites)
  2. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be achieved in the minor course work.
  3. All 12 hours must be completed at USFSP.
  4. Students would also be expected to take ECO 2023 which can be taken under the General Education requirements for Arts and Science majors.

Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship (for Business Majors)

View this information in the undergraduate catalog

This minor is intended to complement any of the majors in the College of Business providing a general background of entrepreneurship and again to support the notion that self-venturing is a viable career option.
The requirements are:

  1. The following courses (for a total of 12 credit hours):
    • MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)
    • ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours)
    • ENT 4244 Scalability in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)
    • ENT 4945 Student Consulting in High Growth Firms (3 credit hours)
  2. A Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better must be achieved in all of the minor course work.
  3. All 12 hours must be completed at USFSP.