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Entrepreneurship is defined as the process of creating new enterprises that are sustainable and that build value, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, economic, social, artistic, cultural, educational, or intellectual in nature.
Students study in the largest cross-disciplinary program in the U.S. — which has received multiple national and international awards — with over 40 courses in 22 departments across UNCG. They develop concept models, feasibility studies, business plans, and implementation plans for businesses and innovative ventures across seven areas of study. Students will learn how to start or grow a business or to be creative and innovative in any organization, profit or nonprofit. Students will have an opportunity to interview for and possibly obtain a scholarship for an internship in Entrepreneurship. Visit UNCG Career Services for career options.
A minor in Entrepreneurship is also available for students wishing to combine this with their current major.
There are about 50 courses in Entrepreneurship offered across campus. For more information about the Entrepreneurship Cross Disciplinary Program, visit the ECDP website.
Hands-on Experiences in Entrepreneurship:
- Campus Entrepreneurs (ENT/BUS 206) gives students the opportunity to establish a viable business on campus.
- Multimedia for Social Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement (ENT/MST 320) includes the creation of a home page for civic organizations engaged in social entrepreneurship to enhance learning by engaging in community service activities.
- Social Entrepreneurship (ENT/BUS 340) involves students in course projects with non-profits, start-ups, and entrepreneurial companies.
- Entrepreneurial Marketing (ENT/MKT 403) focuses on marketing strategy, planning, and tactics for entrepreneurial firms. It addresses general marketing issues and specific marketing problems. Entrepreneurial firms serve as clients for student consulting teams.
- Entrepreneurship Practicum in Apparel and Consumer Retailing (ENT/CRS 421) involves students in the operation of a student-run on-campus retail store. They use industry knowledge and skills to maintain financial success using appropriate customer service, inventory management, and merchandise display techniques.
- Personal Selling Internship (ENT/MKT 427) allows students to put in a minimum of 100 hours planned work experience in an organization with a personal sales force.
- Directed Business Practice (ENT/BUS 450) is framed around real-world work experiences. It is open to all majors and is a planned work experience approved in advance by the instructor.
- Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management (ENT/BUS 470) gives students the opportunity to apply management principles to small business organizations as they learn how to start a new enterprise.
- Honors Work in Entrepreneurship (ENT 493) involves a project in one of the seven profiles in Entrepreneurship, which can be completed in conjunction with the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center.
Additional information regarding the bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship is available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Program across campus and careers in Entrepreneurship.
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