Entrepreneurship Major

The Entrepreneurship Major is designed to provide students broad, intellectual and practical skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge using skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in real-world settings to help them develop an entrepreneurial venture.   Students will learn to identify opportunities, solve problems, build business strategies, test and validate assumptions, execute, and present.  Through a series of courses that include hands on and experiential learning opportunities, students will develop the knowledge and skills that will serve as a spring-board for students who wish to start, run, or grow their own personal or family-owned business.

While it is anticipated that Entrepreneurship majors are interested in starting their own ventures, this major offers students a business education with a focus on the issues involved in both starting a business as well as fostering innovation in a corporate setting. Companies are looking for employees who can execute, gather information, make decisions, manage resources, solve problems and innovate.  You may find career opportunities as a business investment specialist, business development manager, consultant, co-founder, business analyst, product development manager, innovation project manager, mergers & acquisitions specialist, or manager of corporate strategy & analysis.

Students who pursue the Entrepreneurship major are required to complete a second Seidman major in a functional discipline (such as finance, marketing, accounting, etc.)  Students should contact the Seidman Undergraduate Student Services Office early in their program for a suggested pattern of coursework.

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the Seidman College of Business  section in this catalog.

Website: www.gvsu.edu/business


Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Requirements for the B.B.A.

Cognate Degree Requirements

  • CIS 150 - Introduction to Computing Credits: 3
  • BOTH ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics Credits: 3
    AND ECO 211 - Introductory Microeconomics Credits: 3
    OR ECO 200 - Business Economics Credits: 3
  • Upper-division economics course (not ECO 490) Credits: 3
  • STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics Credits: 3
  • Quantitative Group – choose one:
    • MTH 122 - College Algebra Credits: 3
    • MTH 125 - Survey of Calculus Credits: 3
    • MTH 201 - Calculus I Credits: 4
    • PHI 103 - Logic Credits: 3
    • MGT 361 - Management Science Credits: 3

Core Courses

Required Business Electives

Three upper-division Seidman courses are not applied to the major, minor, or cognate (9 credits total). However, these courses can be applied toward a second business major.


Students may elect nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major or cognate courses, except the internship, on a credit/no credit basis.

Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurship

Required courses: One option from the creativity courses, three core courses, one option from the application or the practicum courses, one option from the elective courses, and a second Seidman major (excluding general business)

A Second Seidman Major

Excluding general business and international business

One Creativity Course

Three Core Courses

One Application or practicum Course

One Elective

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