Entrepreneurial Innovation (BEI)
(Effective Fall 2019)
- School of Business & Hospitality
- Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
- More Information about Entrepreneurial Innovation
The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Innovation will prepare graduates for the changing world of business. Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and innovation is key to global competitiveness. By combining entrepreneurship, innovation, and design courses, students will have an opportunity to gain acumen in entrepreneurship, new venture creation, management, and in the innovative design and development of products or systems. This will allow students to design a complete business plan that capitalizes on innovation and design.
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.
Recommended High School Subjects
Traditional college-bound and/or business related classes
Special Equipment Needs
Students are required to have a smart device (laptop, netbook, etc.) that provides access to Eureka Ranch material during class.
All students entering the baccalaureate degree major are expected to meet the College standards for mathematics, reading, and English proficiency. Students who test at a deficiency in these areas are encouraged to remediate the deficiency during the first semester of the major.
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.
Program GoalsA successful graduate of this program will be able to:
- explain how managers perform the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling;
- develop skills for problem solving and decision making relative to entrepreneurship and innovation;
- employ knowledge of accounting and finance for application to entrepreneurial ventures.
- explain the various business models used to provide value in entrepreneurial ventures;
- demonstrate knowledge of management, marketing, finance, accounting, and operations through analysis and/or development of a business plan;
- use creativity and critical thinking in understanding and deploying the complete system of innovation; and
- utilize the innovation system to create a provisional patent for a product or system.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|MGT106||Introduction to Business Modeling and Feasibility Analysis||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|BIX110||Introduction to Industrial Design||3|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|ACC113||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|MGT115||Principles of Management||3|
|COR||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|MKT240||Principles of Marketing||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|ACC123||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECO111||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|INV201||Principles of Innovation||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ECO112||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|BEI||Directed Entrepreneurial Innovation Elective||3|
|MGT301||Business Law I||3|
|MTH153||Topics in Mathematics||3|
|MTH160||Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications||4|
|MGT249||Small Business Management||3|
|INV330||Communicate Innovation||3||Writing Enriched Requirement|
|MIE||Innovation Leadership Minor Elective||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|BIX231||Mechanical Engineering Principles||3|
|MGT315||Business Ethics||3||Science, Technology and Society Requirement|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4|
|MGT410||Management of Organizational Behavior||3|| Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
|MGT345||Business Planning and Operations||3|
|INV440||Systems of Innovation||3|
|MGT355||Quantitative Methods for Business||3|
|BIX340||Industrial Design Applications||3|
Our program shares a special relationship with the Innovation Engineering Institute, a collaboration of the University of Maine and the Eureka! Ranch in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Institute has provided training in innovation to thousands of people worldwide. This systems approach to innovation education provides students with hands-on experience and an opportunity to obtain a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering.
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