Entrepreneurship Major Overview
Housed in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems, the Entrepreneurship major offers students traditional case-study learning while providing opportunities for innovative, hands-on application. These 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 financed through the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Courses are designed and kept relevant through input from faculty, the college’s Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, and Jim Moran Institute Advisory Board members.
The Entrepreneurship major is the only undergraduate major in the college that requires a separate application (PDF). Students progress through the program as a cohort, developing collegiate relationships and networks that continue beyond graduation. They also receive support from the college’s 12 Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, who offer mentoring and advice, and the InNOLEvation® Center, which provides resources to help students grow their startups into independent operations.
NEW PROGRAM INFORMATION
Florida State University will soon launch the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship thanks to a very generous $100 million gift from Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation. To facilitate the transition of the Entrepreneurship major to the new school, the College of Business is initiating changes to the current program starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
To learn more about the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, please contact Kirsten Frandsen in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems (RBB 325).
2016-2017 Admission Requirements for the Entrepreneurship Major
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Entrepreneurship major will accept juniors who are admitted to the College of Business prior to Fall 2016. To be admitted to the major, a student must meet the admission requirements for limited-access programs in the College of Business, including completion of seven prerequisite courses and at least a 2.9 GPA. In addition, students need to submit an application for the entrepreneurship program by May 1, 2016. A total of 60 students will be admitted to the program instead of the standard 40 students. Upon completing all requirements for the major, these 60 students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship from the College of Business.
The Entrepreneurship application (PDF), essay and resume are due by Sunday, May 1, 2016, to Kirsten Frandsen or to the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems in RBB 325. Admission decisions are announced in early summer after spring grades have posted. Please contact Kirsten Frandsen in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems (RBB 325) with any questions or concerns.
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 and the entrepreneurship program. Upon completing all requirements for the major, these students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship from the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.
Anticipated Prerequisites for 2017-2018 Admission are:
ECO 2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2023 – Principles of Microeconomics
STA 2023 – Fundamental Business Statistics
RMI 2302 – Risk in Business and Society
ENT 3003 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Please contact Kirsten Frandsen in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems (RBB 325) with any questions or concerns.
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.
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 and are offered many networking and leadership opportunities through student organizations, such as the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) and the Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES), and our events. Generous scholarships help support students along the way.