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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Entrepreneurship

Ram Mudambi, Chair

215-204-2099

r.mudambi@temple.edu
www.sbm.temple.edu/programs/entre.htm



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 at least one internship. 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

University Requirements 

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

  • New freshmen starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

College 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.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence for Transfers

 

Requirements of Entrepreneurship Major - for freshmen only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
General & Strategic Management 3501 Entrepreneurship 3  
General & Strategic Management 3503 Managing New & Small Enterprises 3  
General & Strategic Management 3685 Internship in Entrepreneurship II 3  
General & Strategic Management 4596^ Senior Entrepreneurship Seminar 3 WI
Choose one:     3  
Marketing 3511 Marketing Research    
Marketing 3505 Entrepreneurial Marketing    
Subtotal     18  
^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Entrepreneurship Major - for freshmen only

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
LAW S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
IBA 3101 Fundamentals of International Business 3  
GSM 3501 Entrepreneurship 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
GSM 3503 Managing New & Small Enterprises 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Marketing 3505
 or
3511
Entrepreneurial Marketing
    or
Marketing Research
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GSM 3685 Internship in Entrepreneurship II 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GSM 4596 Senior Entrepreneurship Seminar 3 WI
Free Elective     4  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship (freshmen): 124  

Requirements of Entrepreneurship Major - for Transfer students only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting  2521 Cost Accounting 3  
Finance  3503 Corporate Finance 3  
General & Strategic Management 3501 Entrepreneurship 3  
General & Strategic Management 3502* Software Applications to Business Problems 3  
General & Strategic Management 3566** Global Strategic Management 3  
General & Strategic Management 3685 Internship in Entrepreneurship II 3  
General & Strategic Management 4596 Senior Entrepreneurship Seminar 3 WI 
Economics  3500+ Any upper level Economics courses, excluding Economics 3581 and 3685. 3  
         
Choose one:     3  
General & Strategic Management 3585 Internship in Entrepreneurship I    
General & Strategic Management 3503 Managing New & Small Enterprises    
         
Choose one:     3  
Marketing 3511 Marketing Research    
Marketing 3505 Entrepreneurial Marketing    
Subtotal       30  
         
* Technology Course for Entrepreneurship majors.    
** Fills International Requirement for the major.    

 

Suggested Sequence of the Entrepreneurship Major - for transfer students only

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Precalculus for Business 3 QA
LAW 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Semester Total   17  
 
Semester II - Spring
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Semester Total   16  
 
Semester III - Fall
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Semester IV - Spring
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Semester V - Fall
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
GSM 3501 Entrepreneurship 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Economics 3500+   3  
GSM 3566 Global Strategic Management 3  
GSM 3502* Software Applications to Business Problems 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Free elective     3  
GSM 3585
 or
3503
Internship in Entrepreneurship I
    or
Managing New & Small Enterprises
3  
Marketing 3505
  or
3511
Entrepreneurial Marketing
    or
Marketing Research
3  
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
GSM 4596*   3  
GSM 3685   3  
Free elective     3  
Free elective     3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship (transfer students): 124 (minimum)
 
*This course is offered only in spring semesters.

 


Minors

Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

The Fox School Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITIE) minor integrates two of the most important elements of the Fox School: the enabling role of IT and the drive of entrepreneurial thinking. It is offered as a joint venture between the departments of General Strategic Management and Management Information Systems.

Who Should Minor In ITIE?

The minor is appropriate for all Fox School majors but particularly relevant for students in marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS who are interested in applying IT in an entrepreneurial manner. Students who minor in ITIE will be well suited to work for corporations who want to drive new IT enabled innovative projects and for technology enabled start-ups.

Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. For more information about this minor, please visit: mis.temple.edu/programs/undergraduate/itie.htm.

 

Entrepreneurship Minor

Students in any college who wish to understand basic business foundations and learn how to create or manage a successful entrepreneurial business can pursue a minor in entrepreneurship. Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.


Certificate

Requirements for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The nine-credit, three course undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide coursework to support alternative, entrepreneurial career paths for students across the university; to promote the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to innovation and invention; and to increase awareness of, and participation in, entrepreneurial opportunities available to all Temple students. This certificate will be jointly issued by the Fox School of Business and Management and its partner schools, and will appear on the student's transcript.

The requirements for this certificate must be completed prior to graduation.

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