BSBA in Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Entrepreneurship is a 120-credit program. It focuses on developing management and financial skills.

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in Entrepreneurship

Students in the BSBA in Entrepreneurship program learn how to:

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities
  • Secure funding
  • Organize and manage functional business areas such as manufacturing, marketing, accounting and finance

All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.  

BSBA in Entrepreneurship Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Analysis
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-111)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-112)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary Electives
(9)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Professional Business Requirements 54
A. Business Core 27
  • Business Law
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business in Society or International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Principles of Management
 
B. Area of Study: Entrepreneurship 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Small Business Management OR Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Small Business Finance (preferred)OR Managerial Finance*
    • Small Business Marketing (preferred) OR Marketing Research
(9)
  • Electives
    • Advertising
    • Consumer Behavior
    • E-Commerce
    • Human Resources Management
    • Managerial Cost Accounting
    • Marketing with Electronic Media
    • Marketing and Product Innovation
    • Marketing Research
    • Planning and Growing New Ventures
    • Principles of Retailing
    • Product Development
    • Product Marketing
    • Purchasing Management
    • Sales Management
    • Supply Chain Management
(9)
C. Business Electives 9
III. Free Electives 6
Total 120

 

  • Required Courses: Small Business Management or Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Small Business Finance or Managerial Finance; Small Business Marketing (preferred) or Marketing Research
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered for this major area of study.

Note 2: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College examination refers to the College’s own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

Note 5: Managerial Finance has a prerequisite of the BSBA CORE requirement in Principles of Finance.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.