Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1011; 11-1021; 11-9199

About the Program

The BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to prepare students to think and act entrepreneurially, in the context of established companies, in working for small and growing ventures, in starting a new venture or self-employment, and in an overall general approach to their personal and professional lives. Within this innovative curriculum, students build entrepreneurial skills such as resilience, opportunity recognition, self-efficacy, negotiation, and effective communication.

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework in collaboration with other Drexel colleges and schools, providing entrepreneurship students with the opportunity to take classes with future engineers, scientists, artists, and business and community leaders.

For additional information about the BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, please contact Rita Berson at rk25@drexel.edu.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: This is a suite of courses that addresses individual entrepreneurial skills such as resiliency, initiative, innovative thinking, and communication. These courses develop personal and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful “entrepreneur” in several contexts.
     
  • The Process of Entrepreneurship: This set of required courses covers a broad range of topics that immerse students in the practice of entrepreneurship.
     
  • A choice of three concentration areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and New Venture Creation.
  • Electives: Constitutes a group of courses from the Close School and across the University that reflect the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship.
     
  • Minors: All entrepreneurship majors are required to select an academic minor, which will provide domain expertise in their area of interest. Students may select from over 150 minors offered by the University.

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
UNIV C101The Drexel Experience1.0
Two Mathematics Courses (MATH)6.0-8.0
Two Science Courses 6.0-8.0
Choose from Bioscience and Biotechnology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Food Science (FDSC), Geoscience (GEO), Physics (PHYS), Physics-Environmental Science (PHEV)
Social/Behavioral Science 6.0
Choose 2 courses from Anthropology (ANTH), Communications (COM), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC)
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
Choose one of the following writing intensive courses:3.0
Business Communication
Technical Communication
Environmental Communication
Science Writing
Grant Writing
Economic Ideas
Abnormal Psychology
Sports Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Three Humanities/Fine Arts Courses9.0
Choose from Africana Studies (AFAS), English (ENGL), Humanities-General (HUM), Global Studies (GST), Judaic Studies (JUDA), Philosophy (PHIL), Women's & Gender Studies (WGST); Any course from the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Two Technology Courses6.0
Choose from Computer Science (CS), Information Science & Systems (INFO), Management Information Systems (MIS), Software Engineering (SE)
Two Ethics Courses6.0
Select two of the following:
Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics and the Media
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Three Language Courses (Foreign Language or Computer Science) *9.0-12.0
Arabic (ARBC), Chinese (CHIN), French (FREN), German (GER), Hebrew (HBRW), Italian (ITAL), Japanese (JAPN), Korean (KOR), Russian (RUSS), Spanish (SPAN) OR one of the following CS Language sequences:
Computer Programming Fundamentals
Computer Science Principles
Computer Programming I
OR
Computer Science Principles
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Entrepreneurship 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 225Mindfulness & Wellbeing ([WI])3.0
ENTP 250Ideation3.0
ENTP 410 [WI] Thought Leadership3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Concentration Requirements12.0
Select a concentration from the following options:
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Diversity Entrepreneurship
3BL - Triple Bottom Line
Energy Entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Organizational Innovation and Change for Corporate Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship & New Technologies
New Product Development
Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
Innovation in Established Companies
New Venture Creation
Leading Start-Ups
Early Stage Venture Funding
Launch It!
Marketing for New Ventures
Entrepreneurship Electives **15.0
Select five of the following:
Creativity in the Workplace
Creative Concept Design
Retail Operations
Principles of Macroeconomics
Life Strategies II
Dynamics of the Family Firm
Franchising
Global Entrepreneurship
Launch It!: Early Stage
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Management Information Systems
Power of Retail Brands
Sociology of the Future
Required Academic Minor***24.0
Free Electives24.0
Total Credits181.0-188.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ACCT 120Accounting Essentials for New Ventures4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENTP 100Innovation Ecosystem1.0
ENTP 101Life Strategies I3.0
UNIV C101The Drexel Experience1.0
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits15.0-16.0
Term 2
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENTP 105Entrepreneurship Practice & Mindset3.0
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0
Math Course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits13.0-15.0
Term 3
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENTP 250Ideation3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0
Social or Behavioral Science Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0-16.0
Term 4
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENTP 225Mindfulness & Wellbeing (WI)3.0
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0
Free Elective3.0
Science Course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits16.0-18.0
Term 5
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENTP 205Ready, Set, Fail3.0
ENTP 215Building Entrepreneurial Teams3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
Science Course3.0-4.0
 Term Credits15.0-16.0
Term 6
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Concentration Course3.0
Fine Arts/Humanities course3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
Technology Course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
Concentration Course3.0
Ethics Course3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
Social/Behavioral Science Course3.0
Technology Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
BLAW 346Entrepreneurial Law4.0
ENTP Elective Course3.0
Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0
Non-major Writing-Intensive Course [WI]3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
Concentration Requirement3.0
ENTP Elective Course3.0
Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0
Free Elective3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
ENTP 410 [WI] Thought Leadership (WI)3.0
Concentration Requirement3.0
ENTP Elective Course3.0
Ethics Course3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
ENTP Elective Course3.0
Required Minor Course3.0
Free Electives9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
ENTP Elective Course3.0
Free electives9.0
Required Minor Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
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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