Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

This program provides preparation in:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Business Administration
  3. The minor of your choice or a concentration in management.

This three-dimensional approach prepares young men and women to live their purpose as innovative solvers of our world’s problems. It is ideal for the entrepreneurially-minded young adult wanting to prepare for the business world in a faith-friendly environment while learning more about his or her own God-given passions and talents.

Why CBU?

The Entrepreneurship Major at CBU is distinctive in providing a faith-integrated education for entrepreneurship in all types of opportunity. Students take entrepreneurship courses to learn how to start ventures, business courses to compete effectively for all types of jobs, and minor courses to build entrepreneurship upon personal passion.

Career Opportunities

  1. Starting your own venture
  2. Business executive
  3. Not-for-profit management
  4. Family business leadership
  5. Business development officer for city government, professional firm, or corporartion

Links

  1. The Ticker
  2. Kauffman Foundation
  3. Jobs You Can Get With An Entrepreneurship Degree
  4. Assessment and Exploration
  5. What Can I Do With A Degree in Entrepreneurship?

Student Learning Outcomes

Business Core

Students will be able to...

  • Apply fundamental knowledge.
  • Be innovative thinkers.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to solve problems.
  • Be ethical.
  • Operate within a diverse set of environments.

Entrepreneurship Major

  • Students will learn how to apply entrepreneurship principles to analyze and evaluate business opportunities.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, the program requires completion of the following:

  • General Education (40-55 units)
  • Business Administration Lower and Upper Division (30 units)
  • Entrepreneurship (12 units)
  • Your unique specialization (18-27 units)
    • Choose one: any Minor, a Second Major, or Business Concentration

Business Administration (30 units)

Complete 30 units.

Lower Division

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
+

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
ACC250-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 106
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 253
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN

BUS101 Introduction to Business
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Introduces students to various business disciplines, provides an overview of each function’s role in an organization and explores the various career opportunities available within each of these disciplines. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS101-C
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/05/2017 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 104
BUS101-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A111
BUS101-B
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 124

BUS217 Microeconomics
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This course studies economic behavior at the individual level. Topics include decision-making processes of households and firms, supply and demand, elasticity, and marginal analysis. Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS217-B
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 123
BUS217-C
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
BUS217-A
Namvar, Bob
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204

BUS237 Management Based on Bibl Prin
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In this course students learn to identify and apply effective management and leadership behaviors based on principles found in the Bible. This course will equip each student with skills in making biblically-informed choices in realistic business scenarios. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

BUS237-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
BUS237-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
BUS237-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 123
BUS237-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 202

CIS270 Business IT Application
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This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/09/2018 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/09/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN

Upper Division

BUS303 Business Finance
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This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial management. It includes an overview of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, raising funds and cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles. Prerequisite: ACC 250 or 350 and CIS 270. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS303-B
Harrison, Adele L.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 253
BUS303-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 104
BUS303-C
Harrison, Adele L.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 253

BUS334 International Business
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An introduction to international business which will expose students to major international business issues, including international trade, cultures, economics, marketing and communication issues of multinational corporations. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS334-A
Weniger, Marc
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 104
BUS334-C
Weniger, Marc
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250
BUS334-B
Weniger, Marc
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 250

BUS358 Business Law
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This course covers the law of sales, employment, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency and partnerships, corporations, insurance, real and personal property, estates, and bankruptcy. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS358-B
Bishop, Jim
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
BUS358-A
Bishop, Jim
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203

BUS485 Business Policy & Strategy
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This is an integrative study of senior management functions using advanced case analysis, focusing on general management and decision making. Topics include setting objectives; implementing, supporting, and controlling organization-wide policies; developing strategies to achieve objectives; setting standards for measuring performance; evaluating and reformulating policies in response to change; fulfilling leadership responsibilities. Prerequisite: BUS 303, 463, and MKT 333 or ENT 462. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS485-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 106
BUS485-B
Herrity, Andrew C.
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 104

BUS498 Senior Exit Exam
+

The student will take an exit eam. Prerequisite: Senior Status. Pass/Fail. (0 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS498-A
Winter, Natalie A
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC
BUS498-A
Harrison, Adele L.
12/04/2017 M 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 204
BUS498-B
Harrison, Adele L.
12/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BUS 204

MKT333 Principles of Marketing
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A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MKT333-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
05/08/2017 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
MKT333-B
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN

Entrepreneurship (12 units)

Complete the following core courses:

  • ENT357 Small Business Management
  • ENT442 Entrepreneurial Opportunity
  • ENT462 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Leadership

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ENT362 Social Entrepreneurship
  • BUS374 Entrepreneurial Finance

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

  • ACC251 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS218 Macroeconomics
  • BUS315 Business Statistics 
  • BUS463 Business and Organizational Management

Business Concentration (18 units)

Complete the following concentration, or the requirements for a minor or a second major.

BUS343 Human Resource Management
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This is a survey of the principles and practices involved in supervising employees and administering personnel programs. It includes the study of human resource planning; recruitment; selection; training and development; and compensation and benefits. (3 units; Spring even years)

BUS343-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103

BUS356 Business Communication
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This course emphasizes individual, interpersonal and intercultural communication concepts. Special emphasis is placed on the various functions of communication concepts in a business environment. (3.0 units; Fall)

BUS356-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

BUS464 Family Business Management
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The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring)

MKT353 Integrated Marketing Communicatn
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This course examines the best practices companies use to perform integrated marketing communications (IMC). IMC includes advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, personal selling, public relations, customer segmentation and selection, branding, and building customer relationships. Integration of these functions is essential to the success of the marketing strategy of the organization. Prerequisite: MKT 333. (3 units; Fall)

MKT353-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 251

Complete one of these courses:

BUS491 Internship in Business
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Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a business or non-profit organization in an emphasis area (Business Technology, Marketing, Management). This is an opportunity for field experience in applying business principles. May be repeated for a total of six (6 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BUS491-IN
Alderson, Keanon J.
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC
BUS491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC

MKT491 Marketing Internship
+

Under faculty supervision, the student will work with an outside organization in the field of marketing. Prerequisite: MKT333 and permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

MKT491-IN
Winter, Natalie A
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC
MKT491-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC