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Management: Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science in Management, Concentration: Entrepreneurship

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Program Intro

The entrepreneurship concentration within the management major enables our students to apply an entrepreneurial outlook and management skills to emerging business opportunities. This program is expected to develop creative problem solvers who have the knowledge and skills to build up their entrepreneurial careers within future-facing environments.

Department of Managerial Studies

This is the only management degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship available in Northwest Indiana. Our approach to coursework allows you to discover different business areas and empowers you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset for new ventures and existing organizations.

Curriculum Overview

To gain the business degree in management with a concentration in entrepreneurship you need to complete general education courses, business core courses, electives (including both business electives and free electives) and four required entrepreneurship concentration courses.

You will take general education courses, gain first year experience at PNW and start your involvement in the PNW community.

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SAMPLE COURSES

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
  • MA 15300 – College Algebra

You will start to acquaint yourself with the foundations of business by studying several business core courses.

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SAMPLE COURSES

  • BUSM 20000 – Second Year Seminar in Business
  • MKG 22400 – Principles of Marketing
  • ACC 20000 – Introductory Accounting

While continuing your knowledge base of business foundations, you will start to study management major courses.

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SAMPLE COURSES

  • BUSM 34000 – Managerial Decision Analysis
  • BUSM 41100 – Entrepreneurship And Employee Innovation
  • BUSM 39500 – Management of Modern Business Systems

Complete all of the required management major courses as well as the concentration required courses to gain the degree.

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SAMPLE COURSES

  • ENTR 30300 – Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 31001 – Launching a New Venture
  • ENTR 42000 – Business Plan Development

Highlights

A management degree is among the top five specialties recruited in business. This program will enable students to acquire insights into management theories and cutting-edge practices needed for both personal and professional growth. It will also offer students skills and techniques to create and run their own businesses.

Outcomes

The program participants will learn how to become a business leader who is able to see the big picture, to inspire and motivate his or her troops to embrace the organization’s goals and vision, and be a business creator who is able to establish and grow a new business.

Scholarships

The PNW College of Business and the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center offer scholarships funds to the program participants on special business projects.

Beyond the Classroom

Program participants have the opportunities to be sponsored for attending regional, statewide and nationwide competition on entrepreneurship development projects.

Career Paths

  • General Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Startup and Small Business Founder

Employers

  • NIPSCO
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • Self-Business and Family Business

Accreditation

The management major with entrepreneurship concentration is one of the three majors offered by the Department of Managerial Studies at College of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The entrepreneurship program at PNW helped me network and gain the necessary skills I needed to start and scale my business. Everyone can benefit from the entrepreneurship program, and I’m thankful for the opportunities it gave me.

Chrissie Moore
Bachelors of Arts in Business Entrepreneurship, Lake Village

I love being a part of the entrepreneurship program - my professors take a true interest in my passions and are always encouraging me to take it to the next level - that's not something you can get from a textbook.

Dwayne Hunter II
Entrepreneurship, Gary, Indiana

The PNW entrepreneurship program is such an important part of my plan and sharping my leadership qualities. It did not just give me the opportunity to build and secure the vital areas of running my own business in the future, but additionally gave me an amazing opportunity to network with other new entrepreneurs in a startup field.

Akash Patel
Accounting and Finance, Schererville, IN

Meet the Faculty

Wei He

Wei He, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Strategy

Wei He is an associate professor of management and strategy in the College of Business. He also serves as the management program coordinator in the department of managerial studies.

Kristin Burton, DBA

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship

Kristin Burton is focused on strategies for increasing economic development through entrepreneurship and building networks that support early start-up firms.

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