Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3-year Option

 

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.0
Co-op Options: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1011

About the Program

The three-year BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program is a unique, accelerated plan of study that teaches entrepreneurship as a habit-of-mind that applies to both the student's career and life. Entrepreneurship is about being proactive, opportunistic, and innovative. The three-year degree in entrepreneurship & innovation offered by the Close School is rigorous and sustains all the standards of our four- or five-year degree programs. It is a degree that is particularly appealing to the student who is determined, disciplined, and goal-oriented – as we find that many entrepreneurship students are.

Our holistic approach to teaching challenges students to think and act as an entrepreneur within companies, startups, or self-employment. We have developed a curriculum that teaches resilience, collaboration, negotiation, and communication. Students will learn how to manage growth, secure funding, or manage a family firm. We stress interdisciplinary work and flexibility with all Drexel schools through the required academic minor and offer three-year students advanced experiential learning in our exclusive Entrepreneurship Practicum. 

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
UNIV C101The Drexel Experience1.0
Math Requirements (2 courses)6.0-8.0
Science Requirements (2 courses)6.0-8.0
Social/Behavioral Science Requirements (2 courses)6.0
Humanities/Fine Arts Requirements (2 course)6.0
Technology Requirement (1 course)3.0
Language Requirements (3 courses)9.0-12.0
Writing-Intensive (non-major) (1 course)3.0
Ethics Requirements - Select two of the following:6.0
Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics and the Media
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
ENTP Core Requirements
ACCT 120Accounting Essentials for New Ventures4.0
BLAW 346Entrepreneurial Law4.0
ENTP 100Innovation Ecosystem1.0
ENTP 101Life Strategies I3.0
ENTP 105Entrepreneurship Practice & Mindset3.0
ENTP 205Ready, Set, Fail3.0
ENTP 215Building Entrepreneurial Teams3.0
ENTP 225 [WI] Mindfulness & Wellbeing3.0
ENTP 250Ideation3.0
ENTP 410 [WI] Thought Leadership3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ENTP 395Entrepreneurship Practicum12.0
ENTP Electives - Select 7 of the following:21.0
Retail Operations
Creative Concept Design
Life Strategies II
Leading Start-Ups
Social Entrepreneurship
Diversity Entrepreneurship
Organizational Innovation and Change for Corporate Entrepreneurs
Early Stage Venture Funding
Entrepreneurship & New Technologies
Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
Dynamics of the Family Firm
Franchising
Global Entrepreneurship
3BL - Triple Bottom Line
Innovation in Established Companies
Energy Entrepreneurship
Launch It!
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
New Product Development
Introduction to Product Design
Required Specialization Minor24.0
Free electives24.0
Total Credits181.0-188.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
ENTP 100Innovation Ecosystem1.0
ENTP 105Entrepreneurship Practice & Mindset3.0
ENTP 250Ideation3.0
UNIV C101The Drexel Experience1.0
Mathematics course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits14.0-15.0
Term 2
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENTP 101Life Strategies I3.0
ENTP 205Ready, Set, Fail3.0
ENGL 102
or 112
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
Mathematics course3.0-4.0
Language course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits16.0-18.0
Term 3
ACCT 120Accounting Essentials for New Ventures4.0
ENGL 103
or 113
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
ENTP 215Building Entrepreneurial Teams3.0
Language course3.0-4.0
Social/Behavioral Science course3.0
 Term Credits16.0-17.0
Term 4
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
Free elective3.0
Language course3.0-4.0
Required Minor course3.0
Science course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits16.0-18.0
Term 5
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENTP 225 [WI] Mindfulness & Wellbeing3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Entrepreneurship elective3.0
Science course3.0-4.0
Required Minor course3.0
 Term Credits18.0-19.0
Term 6
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Entrepreneurship elective3.0
Fine Arts/Humanities elective3.0
Free electives6.0
Required Minor course3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 7
Entrepreneurship elective3.0
Ethics course3.0
Required Minor course3.0
Non-major Writing-intensive [WI] course3.0
Social/Behavioral Science course3.0
Technology course3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
ENTP 395Entrepreneurship Practicum12.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 9
BLAW 346Entrepreneurial Law4.0
ENTP 410 [WI] Thought Leadership3.0
Entrepreneurship elective3.0
Free elective3.0
Required Minor course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
Entrepreneurship elective3.0
Ethics course3.0
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective3.0
Free electives6.0
Required Minor course3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 11
Entrepreneurship electives6.0
Required Minor courses6.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 181.0-188.0

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty

Roy Carriker, PhD (University of Connecticut) Director of Global Programs. Teaching Professor.
Troy Carter Visiting Professor. Founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a pioneering media and music management company.
Jonathan Corle Adjunct Instructor.
Donna De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean; Silverman Family Professor Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul Assistant Teaching Professor.
Charles Sacco, MBA (Drexel University) Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Director of External Relations ;Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Damian Salas, MBA (Drexel University) Director, Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Zahed Subhan, PhD, JD/LLB (Law) (University of Leeds (UK); London University). Teaching Professor.
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