Dream and plan your business or product: You’ll do that here.

An entrepreneurship degree prepares you to start your own business or work in a corporate environment with a focus on innovation, creativity, and the bottom-line.

What You’ll Do

As an entrepreneurship major at Southeast, you’ll have the opportunity to creative, design, and develop products and business models.

  • Interact with qualified, award winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Have access to more than 30 study-abroad programs offered with the Harrison College of Business.
  • Have access to Southeast’s Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the largest entrepreneurship programs in the Midwest.
  • Have an opportunity to participate in an Ideation Workshop, offered every fall and spring, where students learn the tools to navigate entrepreneurial processes.

Outcomes & Careers 

  • 98% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate 

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Management report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $69k+

    Operations Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for anOperations Manager is $69,900.

  • $46k+

    Sales Representative

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Sales Representative is $46,250.

  • $60k 

    Small Business Owner

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a small business owner is approximately $60,000.

What You'll Study

As a healthcare administration major, you’ll learn about the operation of a healthcare organization. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. 

Business Administration Core – 33 Hours Required

Required Courses:

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM352 Quantitative Analysis (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From*:
  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses – 30 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Statistics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200 level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300 level business core and business major courses.

Entrepreneurship – 24 Hours – No Minor Required

Required Courses:

  • ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ER461 New Product Development & Innovation Management (3)
  • ER531 Creative Problem Solving in Business (3)
  • ER551 Managing and Growing the New Venture (3)
  • ER561 Business Planning for New Ventures(3)
  • ER581 Entrepreneurship Practicum: Venture Creation (3)
  • MK342Professional Selling (3)
Select 3 hours from the following:
  • ER473 Internship in Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ER521 Topics in Entrepreneurship (3)
  • FI363 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
  • MG356 Foundations of Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG470 Leadership in Management (3)
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  

  • UI100 (1)  
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • MI001 (0) 
  • MI101 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • EN140 (3)  
  • SC105 (3)
  •  General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Sophomore Year  

Fall Semester (14 Hours)  

  • AC221 (3)
  • BA252 (2)
  • EC215 (3)
  • QM257 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • AC222 (3)
  • BL255 (3)
  • ER361 (3)
  • EC225 (3)
  • QM258 (3)

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • ER531 (3)
  • MG301 (3)
  • MK301 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (16 Hours)  

  • BA452 (1)
  • ER461 (3)
  • ER551 (3)
  • FI361 (3)
  • MI375 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  •  ER561 (3)
  • MK342 (3)
  • QM352 (3)
  • International Course (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • BA400 (3)  
  • BA490 (3)  
  • ER581 (3)  
  • Major Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA

Become a Redhawk.

Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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Catapult Creative House

Catapult cultivates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by connecting students, faculty, and professional across academic areas and industries. The programs, collaborative projects, and competitions in this learning laboratory immerses students in the creative entrepreneurship process.

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