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Entrepreneurship Major

Entrepreneurship Major Overview

The Entrepreneurship major at FSU offers students traditional case-study learning while providing opportunities for innovative hands-on application. Students take introductory courses in entrepreneurship and specialized courses in technology commercialization, strategy formulation, organizational design and venture finance. The curriculum also features team project planning, launching, managing and harvesting a venture. Courses are designed and kept relevant through input from faculty, the program's Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, and other stakeholders.

Students progress through the program as a cohort, developing collegiate relationships and networks that continue beyond graduation. They also receive support from the program's Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, who offer mentoring and advice, and the InNOLEvation® Center, which provides resources to help students grow their startups into independent operations.

The Entrepreneurship program within the College of Business is an independent program with its own admission and degree requirements. The College of Business Entrepreneurship Program will accept its last class of entrepreneurship students in fall 2016, which will graduate from the college in spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship.

The new Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will accept its first class of students for the 2017-2018 academic year. These students will be the first class to graduate from the new Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship with a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the new Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, please contact Kirsten Frandsen (RBB 243).

2017-2018 Admission Requirements for the Entrepreneurship Major

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Entrepreneurship program will accept juniors who complete five prerequisites, prior to fall 2017, and have at least a 2.7 GPA. These students will be required to submit an application for admittance into the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Upon completing all requirements for the major, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Entrepreneurship from the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Note this program is no longer part of the College of Business.

The Entrepreneurship application (PDF), which includes an essay and resume, will be accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year in the spring of 2017.

To learn more about the application process, please contact Kirsten Frandsen (RBB 243).

Course Requirements

Courses for the major are updated each academic year. Students must use the course requirements from the academic year they were accepted in the Entrepreneurship major. The academic year runs fall through summer.

Academic Mapping

Mapping is Florida State University’s academic advising and monitoring system that provides the student with a recommended eight semester map for completing their bachelor’s degree in four years. Summer semesters are not included in degree mapping, but the student may use summer terms to either get ahead or catch up in their degree program.

Students do not have to complete all of the recommended classes on the map to remain on course; they simply must meet certain minimum requirements known as "milestones." Milestones include a minimum grade point average (GPA), completion of specific classes and minimum grades (“C-” or better) in the milestone classes. Milestones are identified on each major map. All incoming freshmen are monitored for Semester 1 milestone criteria, regardless of the number of hours brought in through dual enrollment and/or credit by examination.

Students will be contacted if they are not making the appropriate progress. Students who do not satisfy the appropriate milestones at the end of any semester will be notified of such status by the university. The first time a student is off course, a Hold will be placed on registration; and the student will be required to contact an adviser to have the registration Hold removed. The adviser will discuss: (1) what is necessary to get back on course; and/or (2) possible alternative majors. If the student is off course for two consecutive semesters, a Hold placed is placed on registration; and the student will be required to change their major to an area outside of business.

Entrepreneurship Major Opportunities

Students learn outside the classroom through our internship program and international programs. There are also many networking and leadership opportunities through student organizations, such as the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) and the Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES), and events offered through the InNOLEvation® Center. Generous scholarships help support students along the way.


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