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Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

In the online entrepreneurship degree program from Spring Hill College, your courses will give you a foundational understanding of entrepreneurship strategy, marketing management, e-commerce and small business management.

Coursework also includes networking opportunities with business leaders and entrepreneurs, which gives you practical experience.

You can complete the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship in four years. Transfer the maximum of 96 credits to finish faster.

Required Courses

This course will cover the fundamentals of being an entrepreneur. The knowledge needed and the steps taken to form a business will be explored. Topics covered include forming partnerships, family business characteristics, evaluating new business ideas, financing a business, and the characteristics of successful startups.
This course will explore entrepreneurial markets and learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities for new businesses. Topics covered include market analysis, researching venture creating opportunities, creating business prototypes, and business hypothesis testing.
This course will evaluate entrepreneurial strategies used in various businesses. The challenges of developing dynamic strategies new startups face will be explored. Topics include creating a competitive advantage, analyzing the competitive marketplace, and implementing a dynamic strategy. Case studies and existing literature will be analyzed in this course.
This course will cover the financial opportunities available for startups and the financial management of entrepreneurial ventures. Topics covered include financial policy, local government incentives, tax code and policy, and current economic conditions. Financial management principles are a major component of this course.

A course in the opportunities and challenges associated with starting, owning and managing “new” and “small” businesses. Emphasis will be placed on entrepreneurial activities; legal constraints and advantages for small businesses; and the particular marketing, management, administrative and financial issues related to small businesses. The intent is to provide students the information they need to turn inspiration and dedication into successful businesses.

The course covers the business and technological aspects of business-to-business and business-to-consumer commerce on the Internet. The student will design, construct and present a web business using one of several web page design packages available. Prerequisites: CIS 115 and CIS 381. MKT 311 highly recommended.

A course designed to address topics of special interest to management students. Possible areas include labor relations, leadership and research methods. Prerequisites: MGT 301 and permission of instructor.

Under the supervision of the Division of Business Internship Coordinator and an experienced business professional (Internship Site Supervisor). The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience that allows a student to achieve learning objectives that are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or organization. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory and concepts with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers. Variable credit (up to 3 hours per semester); may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Fee: $10.

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Strategies and techniques in marketing management. This course focuses on opportunity analysis and problem solving in the context of marketing decision-making in the areas of product, pricing, distribution, and integrated communication strategies. The usual pedagogy will be case analysis.

A course in which students, working in teams, act as a full-service agency to prepare a comprehensive campaign for a real-world client, including research, planning and materials production using all KSAs (knowledge/skills/abilities) expected of an entry-level professional. Industry professionals, the client and the instructor critique student campaigns.

This course involves an extensive discussion of capitalism and socialism, including the various permutations and sub-types of each theory. Students will explore which economic system best promotes social justice, possible moral limitations of free markets, and potential for synthesizing the productivity and efficiency of capitalism with the Jesuit and Catholic commitment to serve others.

This course begins with a close look at the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th Century, when thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith first systematically discussed “commercial society” (nowadays termed “capitalism” or “liberal democracy”).  The course then traces the key political and economic developments of the subsequent 250 years, as free-market ideas extended in influence well beyond their Anglo-American roots.  Among themes explored: the philosophical justifications for and against government regulation; the evolution of key constitutional and legal institutions related to private property and contracts; the social effects of trade, consumption and competition.

A course designed to introduce the student to website development incorporating data technology. Technologies used to create dynamic data-driven web pages will include Dreamweaver, PHP, MySQL, XHTML and CSS. In addition, the student will learn to interact with and manage a website on a remote server. Substantial lab work will be expected. Cross-listed as ART 371.

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