Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Major

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Major Requirements (18 credits)

Required Grades and GPA

Major GPA of 2.0 – GPA includes all courses counting toward the Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation major.

Required courses (15 credits):

  • BUS-W 212: Exploring Entrepreneurship (3 credits) P: None
  • BUS-W 235: Idea Validation & Business Model Development (3 credits) P: P/C: BUS-W 212
  • BUS-W 313: New Venture Planning (3 credits) P: BUS-W 235
  • Choose 1:
    • BUS-W 420: Corporate Venturing (3 credits) P: P/C: BUS-W 313
    • BUS-W 409: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (3 credits) P: BUS-W313 and department consent
  • BUS-F 317: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits) P: BUS-F 370 or BUS-F 304 with a grade of C or higher
    • ​​​Students who earned below a C in F370 can submit a course request form to request permission to enroll in F317 for credit toward the Entrepreneurship major.

Elective courses (3 credit hours):

  • BUS-A 310: Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis: A User's Perspective (3 credits) P: BUS-A 304/307 and BUS-A 306/309 with grades of C or higher
    • Completion of both BUS-A 311 and BUS-A 312 can substitute for BUS-A 310
  • BUS-D 411: International Competitive Strategy (3 credits) P: BUS-271 or BUS-272 with a grade of C or higher
  • BUS-F 307: Working Capital Management (3 credits) P: BUS-F370 or BUS-F304 with a grade of C+ or higher
  • BUS-F 402: Corporate Financial Strategy and Governance (3 credits) P: BUS-F 303 and BUS-F 305 with grades of C- or higher
  • BUS-G 303: Game Theory for Business Strategy (3 credits) P: BUS-G 202 with a grade of C or higher
  • BUS-L 311: Law for Entrepreneurs (3 credits) P: Must have completed at least two semesters on a college campus
  • BUS-M 303: Marketing Research (3 credits) P: BUS-M 370 or BUS-M 304 with grade of C or higher
  • BUS-M 330: Consultative Selling (3 credits) P: Must be a current student in the Kelley School of Business
  • BUS-M 360: Sales for Social Impact (3 credits) P: Application and acceptance to course.
  • BUS-M 422: New Product Management (3 credits) P: BUS-M 370 or BUS-M 304 with grade of C or higher
  • BUS-S 302: Digital Business Technologies (3 credits) P: BUS-K201 or BUS-K204 with a C or higher
  • BUS-W 390: Topics in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovations Abroad (1 - 5 credits) P: Varies by program
    • Students can count one course and/or up to 3 credits (whichever is in the student's best interest) of BUS-W 390 toward the Entrepreneurship major.
  • BUS-W 326: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits) P: Current Kelley School of Business major or pursuing an Integrated Program in the Environment major.
    • This course has replaced BUS-Z 355: TOPIC: Social Entrepreneurship.
  • BUS-W 355: TOPIC: Women & the Entrepreneurial Challenge (3 credits) P: Sophomore standing (Not offered in 2023-24 academic year)
  • BUS-W 406: Venture Growth Management (3 credits) P: BUS-W 212 & BUS-W 235 and must be a Kelley School of Business major.
  • BUS-W 409: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (3 credits) P: BUS-W313 and department consent
    • An application is required for this course. See the Spine Sweat Experience for more information.
    • Cannot count as an elective if used as a requirement, as listed above
  • BUS-W 420: Corporate Venturing (3 credits) P: P/C: BUS-W 313
    • Cannot count as an elective if used as a requirement, as listed above
  • BUS-Z 340: Introduction to Human Resources (3 credits) P: BUS-Z 370 or BUS-J 304 (I-Core) with grade of C or higher.
  • BUS-Z 404: Effective Negotiations (3 credits) P: BUS-Z 370 or BUS-J 304 with a grade of C or higher
  • BUS-Z 447: Leadership, Teamwork and Diversity (3 credits) P: BUS-Z 370 or BUS-J 304 with a grade of C or higher