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Students majoring in entrepreneurship learn about generating innovative ideas and testing their feasibility. A practical degree for business owners and employees.
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Management theory along with coursework on specific topics to apply in a business plan make up the foundation of the major. Also included is coursework in web design, accounting, finance, marketing, and business law.
  • Innovation – define and evaluate the needs, problems, and demands of a market for product, service, and process opportunities.
  • Planning – through a written business plan to evaluate business models and validate their components.
  • Viability - measure the ability to start and grow a business, helping it to thrive through analyzing and planning accounting and financial strategies in the business model, as well as risks and rewards.
  • Critical thinking – apply strategic thinking to make connections between quantitative and qualitative tools, theories and context to solve problems and provide business vision.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills –foster teamwork, secure stakeholders and team members who are effective at pursing ideas that add societal value.

Careers in entrepreneurship not only include starting one’s own organization, but also working for an established organization. Many times, when entrepreneurs work for another company they are referred to as an intrapreneur.  Intrapreneurs can be innovative and evaluate new ventures for organizations to help them stay ahead of their competitors. They know how to synthesize data and evaluate trends.

Intrapreneurs often become future company executive leaders. They know how to move the organization forward and rise to the top with a deep understanding of the organization from all levels. Their ingenuity allows companies to integrate new ideas for growth and the overall good of an entire company. Social intrapreneurs can create innovative approaches to solutions for businesses to measure the bottom line in light of financial, social, and environmental goals.

Potential Careers
  • Business Owner
  • Business Operations
  • Project Coordinator
  • Business Developer
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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average annual
career average
Business Owner
Business Operations
Office Manager
Project Coordinator
Business Developer

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
Entrepreneurship majors are innovative in their thinking. The skills they learn allow them to bring creativity to an organization they work for or to one they own. Students learn leadership skills, problem-solving, and practical business knowledge. They have real-world experiences. Through integrative learning across courses and disciplines, they develop solid corporate and social entrepreneurial business knowledge that they can apply to their career, contribute to economic development, or make a difference through sustainable initiatives.
Tricia Sinclair
Assistant Professor of Business

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.