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Through a series of courses that emphasize hands-on and immersive learning, the Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship will develop the knowledge and skills that will serve as a springboard for students who have a desire to start, run, or grow their entrepreneurial project.
The entrepreneurship major provides students with contemporary business skills. Students learn to identify opportunities, explore targeted customers' problems, build business strategies, test and validate a variety of assumptions, why failing fast and early is critical to success, locate and negotiate funding, execute their plan(s), and launch their new venture, product, or project.
Students who pursue entrepreneurship are required to complete a second business major in a functional discipline. These include accounting, economics, finance, general management, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and supply chain management.
There is secondary admission to this program.
Why Study Entrepreneurship at Grand Valley?
- Grand Valley is a major player within the Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem. Numerous engagement opportunities are provided within the local, regional, and national entrepreneurial ecosystems.
- The Grand Valley chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization is an award-winning group of entrepreneurs and a resource for students.
- Mentoring and support is available from our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, distinguished faculty members, and local entrepreneurial organizations such as Grand Angels, 77 IdeaLab, and StartGarden.
- Students have access to numerous business plan and pitch competitions to gain support and interest in their projects and earn money for their ventures.
- There are opportunities for students to work with consultants to position their new venture to be successful.