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Entrepreneurship Programs B.S.B.A.

Entrepreneurship programs focus on opportunity identification, enhancement and realization to create value for all stakeholders. The program offers two tracks (or majors):

  • New Value Creation (traditional entrepreneurship startup)
  • Innovation Management (managing a corporate innovation process)

The focuses of the program is opportunity identification and value creation for all stakeholders:

  • Start-ups, high net worth companies, non-profits, corporations, small businesses, or green, social and governmental entities.
  • Wholistic point of view.
  • Applied and real world oriented.

The skills a student learns through an Entrepreneurship major are vital for the success of any business - large or small, public or private, corporate or not-for-profit, local or global. The major conveys a broad skill-set for business, while it also provides students with customized paths for success in specific business systems including; new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements
B.S.B.A. Worksheet/Flow Chart/Suggested Program Plan/Others Forms
Course Descriptions (See Section 3)

Required Core Courses for all Majors

  • ENTR 336 Product Design and Development
  • ENTR 337 Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 338 Social and Green Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 431 Corporate Entrepreneurship

New Venture Creation Required Courses (traditional startup)

  • ENTR 432 Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 433 Small Business Management 

Innovation Management Required Courses (corporate innovation management)

  • ENTR 480 Innovation Management
  • ENTR 481 Innovation Management Implementation

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is what powers the economy, and students develop the skills and contacts necessary to make ideas real. An entrepreneurship major from Shippensburg University will prepare students for any one of the following career tracks: corporate entrepreneurship, also known as intrapreneurship, where our graduates develop new operations or products for existing corporations; independent entrepreneurship, where our graduates start their own for-profit firms; family business, where our graduates go into the family firm as new or future management; and social entrepreneurship, where our graduates start new or develop existing not-for-profit or community service oriented firms.

For additional information: S.U. Undergraduate Catalog (See Section 2, John L. Grove College of Business) and for Course Descriptions (See Section 3).