Lake Superior State University

Business Administration — Entrepreneurship: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The entrepreneurship major is designed to develop students’ skills so that they are both confident and competent in analyzing new business ideas; refining a vision of a new business into the kind of business plan lenders and investors are likely to approve; and, translating the business plan into the start-up, launch, daily management, and growth and exit strategies most relevant and feasible for a small business venture. The entrepreneurship major also prepares students for working within a small, entrepreneurial firm, as an employee with specific business skills tailored to the needs of the smaller firm. The study of entrepreneurship includes classes in marketing, accounting, management, and entrepreneurship, and requires an internship placement in a small firm or as an advisor to a small firm. These courses, along with the common professional business core courses, will provide students with the knowledge, training, and practical experience required to become successful small business owners, counselors, and employees.

Degree Requirements

Common Professional Component (60 credits)

Major Entrepreneurship Requirements (9 credits)

  • ACTG334 Accounting Information Systems 3
  • INTD399 Internship in Small Business 3
  • MRKT389 Entrpreneurship 3

Major Entrepreneurship Electives (15 credits)

Choose 15 credits from the following. Must be in three Business disciplines as indicated by different course prefixes.

  • BUSN261 Business Skills 3
  • INTB389 Competing in the Global Market Place 3
  • MGMT380 Principles of Leadership 3
  • MGMT476 Employee Training and Development 3
  • MRKT283 Principles of Selling 3
  • MRKT385 Services Marketing 3
  • MRKT387 Advertising Theory and Practice 3
  • MRKT388 Retail Management 3

Free Electives to total 128 credits

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 128 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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