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Patrick Maggitti, Academic Program Director

Jaine Lucas, Acting Administrative Director IEI


The entrepreneurship major offered by Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management integrates entrepreneurship theory and practice in an interdisciplinary approach to develop an understanding of the creation and management of an entrepreneurial business. The entrepreneurship major prepares students to start a business, be a productive member of an entrepreneurial business, assume responsibilities in a family business or become an effective manager in a growing business. Entrepreneurship majors create an idea for a new business, assess its feasibility, and develop a business plan. Students also experience two internships. Entrepreneurship majors are expected to be active members in the Entrepreneurial Student Association (ESA). Go to www.temple.edu/esa for information on the ESA.

Summary of Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major and must maintain a 2.0 GPA overall in order to graduate as an entrepreneurship major. Students pursuing the entrepreneurship major are expected to participate in the Entrepreneurial Student Association. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.


Requirements of Entrepreneurship Major

Required courses       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting  2521 Cost Accounting 3  
Finance  3503 Corporate Finance 3  
GSM 3501 Entrepreneurship 3  
GSM 3502* Software Applications to Business Problems 3  
GSM 3566** Global Strategic Management 3  
GSM 3585 Internship in Entrepreneurship I 3  
GSM 3685 Internship in Entrepreneurship II 3  
GSM 4596 Senior Entrepreneurship Seminar 3 WI 
Marketing 3511 Marketing Research 3  
Economics  3500+ Any upper level Economics courses, excluding Economics 3581 and 3685. 3  
Subtotal       30  
* Technology Course for Entrepreneurship majors.    
** Fills International Requirement for the major.    

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