The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Global Entrepreneurship is to prepare students to create, launch, operate or manage an international or import/export business. In order to accomplish this objective, the program’s training combines theory with courses that place an emphasis on how to turn knowledge into attainable business results using hands-on projects and plans that students can apply directly to business related activities. Learners will gain knowledge related to global commerce, importing and exporting processes, foreign market entry, emerging market analysis, international business operations, driving sales and traction, global sourcing, funding and more. Additionally, they will learn to apply critical thinking and soft skills to business analysis and decision making, evaluate and leverage business opportunities, and communicate business concepts effectively both orally and in writing.
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Global Entrepreneurship is 120 semester hours in duration. The program is made up of three components. The first consists of 36 semester credit hours of general education. All courses are required. The coursework in general education is designed to be broad based and consists of coursework in areas such as the social sciences, mathematics, communications and humanities.
The second component is made up of 54 semester credit hours and provides an entrepreneurship core to all students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program related to entrepreneurship. This component provides a strong emphasis on business development, management, business law, marketing, product development and accounting, among other entrepreneurial areas of study. There are no electives available in this component of the program.
The third component is related to the more narrowly defined area of Global Entrepreneurship. This component consists of 30 semester credit hours and includes, among other areas of focus, coursework in financing and raising funds, global commerce, and business strategy, importing and exporting, international business operations, global sourcing, leadership, marketing, and organizational behavior. It also includes a capstone and final business concept pitch course (Global Business Concept Development II) bringing together many of the essential entrepreneurship course elements for the student and resulting in the development of a final global business concept pitch/plan. All courses are required.
Successful completion of the program prepares graduates for self-employment as entrepreneurs or small business owners (particularly with a global or import/export focus), and employment in positions such as general and operations managers, project managers, production managers, marketing managers, innovation officers, purchasing managers, import/export managers, supply chain managers, management analysts, business managers, logistics analysts, distribution managers, purchasing agents, market research analysts, and global sales representatives/directors.