University of Minnesota BS in Entrepreneurship individual

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Cost: 
    $436.54 per credit
  • Total credits: 
    120
  • Credential: 
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application deadlines: 
    August 12 for fall; December 23 for spring
  • Campus: 
    Crookston
  • Department: 
    Admissions

The entrepreneurship program helps students develop the skills required to recognize potential ventures, evaluate feasibility, assemble resources, and launch new ventures. Students learn how to apply a broad range of competencies—including opportunity recognition, applied creativity, small business finance, and business plan and strategy development—through course-embedded projects and field studies. An entrepreneurship major not only prepares students to launch and grow their own business, but equips them with highly transferable skills important to any organization.  

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC) for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 52 of those within the major. Here is a sampling of courses you might take:

  • COMM 3008 Business Writing (3 cr)
  • ENTR 4800 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Strategies (3 cr)
  • GBUS 3500 Business Ethics (3 cr)
  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting (3 cr)
  • MKTG 2200 Personal Selling (3 cr)

View a sample program plan for more details. For more information, visit the online University catalog.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the entrepreneurship program will be particularly well-suited for employment in local, regional, and state economic development agencies because of the in-depth exposure to programs available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses and how to effectively navigate them. This degree also provides solid training for positions in commercial banking, particularly at institutions that frequently use Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guarantee programs.

While it often involves starting a new business, entrepreneurship exists in every industry or organization. Entrepreneurs work to develop ideas, create and refine products and services, and grow companies and industries.

Prospective jobs for graduates include:

  • Small business owners and franchise managers
  • New venture developers
  • E-commerce entrepreneurs
  • Sales or marketing managers
  • Sales representatives
  • Home business owners or “one-person firms”
  • Business consultants
  • Commercial bankers
  • Business reporters and recruiters
  • Fundraisers and development officers
  • Positions in research and development