Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA): 180.0 quarter credits

About the Program

Entrepreneurs and the new ventures they create fuel the economy. Entrepreneurs recognize market opportunities that others fail to see. A thriving population of entrepreneurs is essential to progress. Drexel's tradition of technological excellence and entrepreneurial spirit provide LeBow with an opportunity to offer a distinctive interdisciplinary entrepreneurship curriculum in the Philadelphia region. The entrepreneurship faculty bring a unique blend of research, experiences and teaching in this area. In addition, LeBow is able to integrate the resources and offerings of the Baiada Institute into our curriculum.

The major in entrepreneurship is designed for students interested in starting their own ventures, working for start-up companies, or pursuing traditional jobs with large corporations and consulting firms that may involve launching new business units, joint ventures, and creating strategic alliances.

The entrepreneurship major provides students with an opportunity to have a hands-on experience to study and work at the Baiada Institute. Moreover, the curriculum includes courses in finance, law and marketing that are geared toward the issues in entrepreneurship.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Twelve (12) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives20.0
Total Credits180.0

 

Required Entrepreneurship Major Courses
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
MGMT 363Directed Study in Entrepreneurship4.0
MGMT 364Technology Management4.0
MGMT 365Business Plan for Entrepreneurs4.0
Select four of the following:16.0
Entrepreneurial Law
Entrepreneurial Finance
New Product Development
Marketing for New Ventures
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Total Credits32.0

Sample Plan of Study

 

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Society and culture elective3.0
General education elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 6
INTB 200International Business4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Select two of the following:8.0
Entrepreneurial Law 
Entrepreneurial Finance 
New Product Development 
Marketing for New Ventures 
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 
Free electives 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
MGMT 365Business Plan for Entrepreneurs4.0
Fine arts elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
General education electives3.0
General education electives3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
Select one of the following:4.0
Entrepreneurial Law 
Entrepreneurial Finance 
New Product Development 
Marketing for New Ventures 
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 
MGMT 363Directed Study in Entrepreneurship4.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
General education elective*3.0
Free electives3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
MGMT 364Technology Management4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Entrepreneurial Law 
Entrepreneurial Finance 
Marketing for New Ventures 
New Product Development 
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
Free electives14.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 180.0

 

*

 See degree requirements.

Career Opportunities

The entrepreneurship concentration prepares students for a wide range of job opportunities.

  • Traditional jobs with large corporations and consulting firms: Careers may involve joint venture or strategic alliances that require the creation and launch of new business units.
  • Employment in new ventures: Because they are able to make valuable contributions, individuals with an academic background in entrepreneurial studies are in demand among start-ups and growing new ventures.
  • Entrepreneurs: Increasingly, students are interested in starting their own ventures. At Drexel, this is evidenced by the popularity of our Baiada Business Plan Competition and the incubating companies in the Baiada Center for Technology Entrepreneurship.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The minor in entrepreneurship is designed for students from a range of backgrounds who are interested in starting their own ventures, working for start-up companies, or pursuing traditional jobs with large corporations and consulting firms that may involve launching new business units, joint ventures, and creating strategic alliances.

The curriculum draws upon Drexel University's tradition of technological excellence and the offerings of the Baiada Institute. Coupled with the student co-op experience, the program provides a distinctive curriculum that may encompass real entrepreneurial issues.

Requirements

  • No more than 2 courses or 8.0 credits required by a student’s major may be counted towards this minor.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned for each course in this minor for it to be counted.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students should check the pre-requisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites.
  • Business administration and business & engineering students may complete any of the business minors, including:  accounting, business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international economics, legal studies, management information systems, marketing, and operations & supply chain management.
  • Cannot do a major and a minor in the same field of study. 

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible. Call 215.895.2110 to set up an appointment.

 

Required Courses
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
MGMT 364Technology Management4.0
MGMT 365Business Plan for Entrepreneurs4.0
Select two of the following: *8.0
Entrepreneurial Law
Introduction to Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance
New Product Development
Marketing for New Ventures
Directed Study in Entrepreneurship **
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits24.0

*

Students select two of the following (or 8 credits of courses from a different college/school with approval from the Department of Management).

**

For seniors only, with permission from the Head of the Department of Management.


Facilities

In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 12 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus.


Courses

MGMT 260 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4.0 Credits

The course focuses on entrepreneurship as a generic activity, including start-ups and corporate entrepreneurship. It explores the opportunities and challenges faced by individuals starting up new ventures and the probable paths of career development for the students pursuing entrepreneurship.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MGMT 363 Directed Study in Entrepreneurship 4.0 Credits

This course provided student with real experiences in the realm of entrepreneurship under the guidance and direction Baiada Center in Technology Entrepreneurship. This course may not be repeated for credit.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MGMT 260 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 364 Technology Management 4.0 Credits

This course focuses on the dynamic of technological innovation and change, in particular, how new technologies create entrepreneurial opportunities. The course examines how industries and firms are transformed by new technologies and what factors affect innovation performance.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MGMT 365 Business Plan for Entrepreneurs 4.0 Credits

In this course, students learn how to prepare a comprehensive strategy for launching a new business. The vehicle for achieving this is the preparation of a start-up business plan based on a selected opportunity.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MGMT 260 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 366 Entrepreneurship Certificate Project 1.0 Credit

This is a capstone special project for the Entrepreneurship Certificate. Students would propose a topic in entrepreneurship that is related to their undergraduate area. The topic would need to be approved by the Management Department Head.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: MGMT 260 [Min Grade: D] and MGMT 365 [Min Grade: D] and ACCT 120 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 370 Business Consulting 4.0 Credits

Students act as consultants to local, national and global companies working on real business issues. Student teams, with the support of advisors and faculty, will focus their energy on helping clients achieve new insights to business challenges through data driven decisions. Projects integrate various business disciplines; students will define conceptual and theoretical issues, conduct research, and analyze data central to for-profit organizations. Students will present plans and recommendations to help resolve clients’ business challenges. Clients and projects vary each term. Client team meetings may occur during business hours. Can be used as a business elective requirement. Cannot be repeated for credit. Open to juniors and seniors.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

MGMT 371 Business Consulting for Nonprofits 4.0 Credits

Students act as consultants to local and national nonprofits working on real businsess issues. Student teams, with the support of advisors and faculty, will focus their energy on helping clients achieve new insights to business challenges through data driven decisions. Projects integrate various business disciplines; students will define conceptual and theoretical issues, conduct research, and analyze data central to these organizations. Students will present plans and recommendations to help resolve clients’ business challenges. In addition to the project, students will also learn about some of the unique aspects of the governance of non-profit organizations. Clients and projects vary each term. Client team meetings may occur during business hours. Can be used as a business elective requirement.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

MGMT 372 Startup Consulting 4.0 Credits

This course provides students with real-world consulting experiences with entrepreneurs. It is designed so that student teams work with start-up companies or with start-up projects inside established companies; topics include but are not limited to market research, feasibility assessment, business model testing, business plan development and new product launch. Students work with companies in order to gain experience with entrepreneurs and consulting, in addition to learning about the opportunities and challenges that entrepreneurs face every day in their businesses.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MGMT 260 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 450 Strategy and Competitive Advantage 4.0 Credits

Provides an integrated approach to business planning. Develops strategic analysis and decision-making through examination of an organization's internal and external environment. Requires written and oral case reports.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: D] and ORGB 300 [Min Grade: D] and MKTG 301 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 451 Management Simulation 4.0 Credits

Requires student teams responsible for the operation of competing firms in a computer-simulated dynamic business environment to conduct top management strategic planning, analysis, and social responsibility.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: D] and ORGB 300 [Min Grade: D] and MKTG 301 [Min Grade: D]

MGMT 498 Special Topics in Management 4.0 Credits

This course covers various topics of particular interest to management students.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

MGMT 499 Independent Study 4.0 Credits

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

Management Faculty

Shanti Dewi Anak Agung Istri, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology ). Assistant Professor. Technology commercialization; technology entrepreneurship.
Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Head of Department, Management. Professor. Individual Internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction); Application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Suresh Chandran, PhD. Associate Clinical Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; global management; intellectual property and employee rights.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business to Business E-Commerce; information technology adoption; economic analysis of information systems.
Donna Marie De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship. Professor. Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries; entrepreneurship; technology & strategy; technology commercialization, strategic alliances; social capital.
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University). Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology.
Azi Gera, PhD (University of Maryland). Assistant Professor. Business planning, new venture performance and survival, social networking, cognition and strategy, determinants of firm performance, attention based view, business angles and VC firms, interfirm signaling, private equity investments.
Cuneyt Gozu, PhD (University of Albany). Associate Clinical Professor.
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, PhD (New York University) William A. Mackie Professor of Management. Professor. Career management, career decision making, work-family linkages, managing diversity,career and adult life development, organizational behavior/human resources, job design, models of work motivation and job attitudes, human resource staffing.
Mazhar Islam, PhD (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. New markets in emerging countries, alliances, corporate entrepreneurship, emerging countries, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, technological innovation, transaction cost economics.
Robert W. Keidel, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Professor. Organization design and change, management of technology, strategic cognition.
Keisha Liggett-Nichols, EDB (Georgia State University). Associate Clinical Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship, determinants of firm performance, evidence-based management.
Frank Linnehan, PhD (Temple University) Interim Dean, LeBow College of Business. Professor. Affirmative action; workforce diversity; equal employment; school-to-work transitions for younger workers. Research focuses on issues of race and diversity in the workplace.
Yu-Chieh Lo, PhD (University of Southern California). Assistant Professor. Organization theory, technology entrepreneurship.
Mark Loschiavo, MS (University of Kentucky). Clinical Professor. Business planning; new venture performance and survival; strategic management; strategic thinking; technology entrepreneurship.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Status dynamics, social networks, founding team formation; venture capital syndication; family business; Chinese private entrepreneurship.
Michele K. Masterfano, DBA (Argosy University of Sarasolta). Associate Clinical Professor. Entrepreneurship/small business administration, business planning, social capital, social networking.
Mary Mawritz, PhD (University of Central Florida). Assistant Professor. Abusive supervision; deviant behavior; leadership.
Suchet Nadkarni, PhD (University of Kansas). Associate Professor. Strategic management, cognition and strategy.
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor; Associate Dean of Research, Department of Management. Corporate and business strategy; management of technology and innovation; strategy implementation; macro environmental analysis; knowledge management; competitor analysis and intelligence.
Haemin Park, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship; IPO; knowledge-based view of the firm; new venture performance and survival; technology entrepreneurship; venture capital.
Christian Resick, PhD (Wayne State University). Associate Professor. Linkages between CEO personality with organizational culture, climate, and effectiveness; cross-cultural studies of ethical leadership beliefs and behaviors; roles of team leadership and member personality in building shared cognition and effective teamwo
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business communication; cognition and strategy; competitive intelligence; determinants of firm performance; new markets in emerging countries; Russian business culture.
Raja Roy, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Professor. Technology entrepreneurship, determinants of firm performance, technological change, technological innovation.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Associate Clinical Professor.
Daniel Tzabbar, PhD (University of Toronto). Assistant Professor. Business planning, social capital, technology entrepreneurship, alliances, human capital, innovation management, strategic management.
Joan Weiner, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Business ethics, leadership, communication and decision making; educational innovation; health system management design.
Jonathan C. Ziegert, PhD (University of Maryland). Associate Professor. Leadership; team dynamics; group performance; attraction and recruitment; discrimination.

Emeritus Faculty

Sidney R. Siegel, PhD (Drexel University). Professor Emeritus. Organizational change, development and behavior.
Milton Silver, PhD (Columbia University). Professor Emeritus. Strategic planning and control systems, analysis and design of information systems, and executive and management development and training.
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