Entrepreneurship, Family, and Small Business Bachelor's Degree Overview
Entrepreneurship can be viewed as a personal passion for success,the desire to operate your own business, spread your own wings. Success in your own business can be an exhilarating experience, but success does not just happen; it takes knowledge, preparation and skilled application. Furthermore, major corporations increasingly embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship as a critical component for success. Progressive companies want creative managers who can identify and develop their next great product line.
The Entrepreneurship major pursues several key disciplines, including finance, management, communications, human resources, ethics and critical thinking. The UT College of Business and Innovation (COBI) remains at the forefront of not just teaching students about business, but putting them in business, helping them obtain invaluable experience through internships. COBI students learn both what to do and how to do it.
The new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement provides a 54,000 square foot high-tech environment for high quality education, with business students learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, and honing their skills in the National City Bank Entrepreneurship Lab.
What to expect when you graduate
Graduates of the entrepreneurship major will be prepared to begin implementing their own business idea, acquire a franchise, or work for an established company seeking creative people to develop and manage new products.
College of Business and Innovation Highlights
- High-touch, high-tech environment - Students study and practice with the tools, software and situations they'll encounter in the business world thru fully equipped learning labs.
- Internships - More than 85 percent of students do an internship. Through our connections and placement support, we help students secure a position in town or across the country.
- High placement rate - About 80 percent of our students find jobs after graduation; this has remained consistent, even with the economic downturn.
- New facilities - Our new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement opened in 2009 and our Stranahan Hall was completely renovated in 2011. Our students learn in some of the newest and most innovative spaces on campus.
- Our sales program is ranked top in the country - Bottom line: if you want to get into sales, the UT College of Business and Innovation is where you should go to get your degree.
- We offer many major-minor combinations - We offer bachelor's degrees in 13 different areas of business, with a major and minor in each for students to mix and match.
Entrepreneurship, Family, and Small Business Bachelor's Degree Curriculum