Entrepreneurship

This program is available as a minor or a certificate. Future Dolphins, learn more from your admissions officer. Current Dolphins, talk to your academic advisor for more information.

The Entrepreneurship program offers all Jacksonville University students, regardless of major, the opportunity to study and assess the concept of Entrepreneurship and its role in the American Economy. This program offers a unique learning opportunity to students who aspire to start or secure employment in a business having high growth potential.

The purpose of the entrepreneurship concentration is to expand the student's basic knowledge of the entrepreneurial process and to develop a repertoire of venture management skills and techniques. Specific skills, concepts, and know-how relevant for attracting private equity financing to an entrepreneurial venture will be explored. The concentration focuses on the process of screening and recognizing opportunities that create value, and on the personal innovation required since organizational resources are often scarce.

The curriculum will prepare students for self-employment, and careers within innovative organizations, venture financing, and/or social entrepreneurship. Students compete in a local business plan competition and will have opportunities for internships at a local business incubator.

Please note: students may not earn both the minor and the certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Certificate Requirements​​

Students seeking the Entrepreneurship Certificate will take the following courses (9 credit hours):

  • ENT 481, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy (3)
  • ENT 482, Managing and Growing the New Enterprise (3)
  • One 3-credit hour courses from the following:
    • DSIM 307, Introduction to Business Analytics
    • ENT 480, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
    • ENT/FIN 483, Venture Finance
    • ENT 487, Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 490, Internship in Entrepreneurship
    • INB 421, Global Business Experience
    • MGT 322, Business Law II
    • MGT 360, The Management of Human Resources
    • MKG 331, Advertising Management
    • MKG 333, Sales and Customer Relationship Management
    • MUS 321WR, Entrepreneurship in Music Industry
    • XXX xxx: An approved Research Intensive, experiential learning, or Entrepreneurship course selected from the student's chosen discipline, if available.

Minor Requirements

Students seeking a minor in Entrepreneurship must take the following courses:

  • ACCT 201, Principles of Accounting I (3)**
  • ENT 481, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy (3)
  • ENT 482, Managing and Growing the New Enterprise (3)
  • MKG 301, Principles of Marketing (3)**
  • One 3-credit hour course from the following:
    • DSIM 307, Introduction to Business Analytics
    • ENT 480, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
    • ENT/FIN 483, Venture Finance
    • ENT 487, Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 490, Internship in Entrepreneurship
    • INB 421, Global Business Experience
    • MGT 322, Business Law II
    • MGT 360, The Management of Human Resources
    • MKG 331, Advertising Management**
    • MKG 333, Sales and Customer Relationship Management**
    • MUS 321WR, Entrepreneurship in Music Industry
    • XXX xxx: An approved Research Intensive, experiential learning, or Entrepreneurship course selected from the student's chosen discipline, if available.

** Courses taken to satisfy the requirements of your major may not also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor. For more information, please contact Academic Advising.