New major effective Fall 2018

This major prepares students for the changing world of business.

A combination of entrepreneurship, innovation, and design courses will teach students the basics of new venture creation and management, and how to design and develop innovative products or systems.

Program highlights:

Hands-on experiences. Students will develop a business plan that capitalizes on their innovation and design, submit a provisional patent, and apply what they’ve learned through their capstone innovation project.

Collaborative. Collaboration is the cornerstone of innovation. Students will collaborate on team-focused projects to enhance innovation thinking and skill sets.

Business-focused. In addition to courses in entrepreneurism, innovation, and design, students will gain a solid business background.

Forward-thinking faculty. Innovation courses are taught by Black Belt Innovation Engineering certified instructors, or Blue Belt Innovation Engineering instructors working towards Black Belt certification from the Eureka! Ranch®.

Advancement. Graduates are eligible to complete a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering through the Eureka! Ranch®.

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After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of entrepreneurial positions (including self-employment and working for other firms of any size). The emphasis on innovation provides knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to enhance the graduate’s marketability in a broad range of industries. Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels.

Equipped with the ability to create meaningfully unique solutions to problems through implementation of the innovation system, graduates may work in a variety of occupations. Possible job titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovation Manager
  • Lead Innovator
  • Medical Innovator
  • Manager, Commercial Innovation
  • Associate: IT Innovation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a list of industry-specific positions. Choose your related field for an Earnings Report.

Internship Recommendation

Read more about the recommended internship.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

View transfer agreements with other colleges.

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Clubs & Activities

View the entire student organizations listing or Greek Life listing.

Business Administration Advisory Committee

  • Eric J Bergstrom, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, CCI Consulting
  • Mr. Robbie Cross, CEO, Equinox Ltd.
  • Mr. Chris W Frantz, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
  • Mr. Mickey C Locey, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
  • Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
  • Ms. Betsy Rider, Proprietor, Otto Book Store
  • Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
  • Mr. Charles Santangelo, CPA, FHFMA, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Susquehanna Health
  • Mr. Nathan Snavely, Owner/President, Nathan Snavely Agency
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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