(Effective Fall 2018)

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.

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.

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.

Remediation Strategies

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.

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.

Program Goals

A 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.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
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  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits
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  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third Semester Credits
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
BEI Directed Entrepreneurial Innovation Elective 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
INV310 Create Innovation 3  
BEI Directed Entrepreneurial Innovation Elective 3  
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3  
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
MGT249 Small Business Management 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
FIN350 Finance 3  
INV330 Communicate Innovation 3  Writing Enriched Requirement
MIE Innovation Leadership Minor Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits
INV430 Commercialize Innovation 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  
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Seventh Semester Credits
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  
ART Art Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits
MGT347 Entrepreneurship 3  
INV496 Innovation Project 3  
BIX340 Industrial Design Applications 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Additional Information

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.