Summary of Requirements

University Requirements 

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration, 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. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management students are expected to participate in the Entrepreneurial Student Association. To calculate the GPA in the major, use the major GPA calculator.

Major Requirements

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Requirements of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Major

ACCT 2521Cost Accounting 13
SGM 3685New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 23
SGM 4596Strategic Planning: The Business Plan as a Strategic Tool for Existing Businesses and Entrepreneurs 33
Select one Entrepreneurial Thinking elective: 43
SGM 3501
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
SGM 3504
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days
Entrepreneurial Management course:3
SGM 3503
Lean Startup: Fast & Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, & Innovation
Select one Entrepreneurial Marketing elective:3
MKTG 3505
Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKTG 3511
Marketing Research
Select one Entrepreneurial Breadth-Depth elective:3
SGM 3504
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 5
SGM 3511
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact
SGM 3521
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 6
SGM 3580
Special Topics - Strategic Management 7
SGM 3585
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
SGM 3682
Independent Study 8
HRM 3501
Power, Influence and Negotiation
IB 2509
Short Study Trip Abroad: Doing Business in a Foreign Country 9
IB 3596
Global Entrepreneurship
MIS 3536
Information Systems Innovation
MIS 3538
Social Media Innovation
Total Credit Hours21
1

ACCT 2521 replaces ACCT 2102  in the lower-division foundation requirements for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management majors. This course is not calculated in the major GPA. Students who have already completed ACCT 2102 are still required to take ACCT 2521.

2

Although SGM 3685 is not a prerequisite for SGM 4596, students are strongly encouraged to take SGM 3685 prior to their final semester at Temple.

3

This is the major capstone, and all prerequisites must be met.

4

Students who have completed SGM 0827 are advised to take SGM 3504 instead of SGM 3501.

5

SGM 3504 can be taken to satisfy Entrepreneurial Breadth-Depth Elective if not already completed to satisfy Entrepreneurial Thinking elective.

6

Students interested in taking SGM 3521 should have already assessed the viability of their idea for a new venture. SGM 3501 or SGM 0827 and SGM 3503 are strongly recommended prior to taking SGM 3521. Students who do not meet these criteria may be required to complete additional supplementary work and should contact the professor to find out if they are sufficiently prepared to take this course. Students are encouraged to take SGM 3521 concurrently with or after SGM 4596.

7

SGM 3580 course topics vary each year and depending on the topic may be used to fill Entrepreneurial Management, Entrepreneurial Marketing, or Breadth-Depth category requirements. Approval of the IEI Academic or Managing Director or department chair required.

8

Independent Study projects will be identified or created by the IEI. Approval of the IEI Academic or Managing Director or department chair required.

9

Students interested in enrolling in IB 2509 should be aware that it is a competitive program and, if accepted, their research project must be Entrepreneurship related. Please contact: study.abroad@temple.edu.

NOTES

Students pursuing a double major in business can double-count a maximum of one course toward both majors.

Students pursuing a minor may not double count courses for the major and minor.