Dec 06, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Entrepreneurship Major (B.B.A.)


Major code BB6156

College of Business
Copeland Hall 214
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2042
https://business.ohio.edu/

Paul Benedict, contact person
benedict@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The goal of the program is to provide students with an in-depth and rigorous study of the field of entrepreneurship. A primary focus is in honing the ability of students to either start a new venture or develop the ability to meaningfully contribute in a corporate entrepreneurial setting.

The economic development of our nation is sparked primarily by the “Entrepreneurial Spirit.” This spirit emerges from a very special and unique segment of the population known as entrepreneurs. A continual infusion of new ideas and new energies brought forth by these entrepreneurs is the cornerstone of economic growth in our country. As such, entrepreneurs and their new ventures are of vital importance in the process of economic revitalization.

Success in entrepreneurship requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills, and competencies. The required courses ensure a variety of rich developmental experiences that can include applied learning, case analysis, research projects, team-based active learning projects, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions. This major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and personal initiative.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and admission to the College of Business.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and the requirements to successfully transfer into the College of Business.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the entrepreneurship major are prepared to start their own small business, to assist other entrepreneurs in starting up or running a business, or to contribute to entrepreneurial activities in established organizations.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The entrepreneurship major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Business Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Cultural Perspectives


Cultural Perspectives courses prepare you for active participation in multicultural business contexts in the US and globally. Through these courses, you will learn cultural self-awareness, cultural frameworks, empathy, communications, curiosity, and openness.  

B.B.A. candidates are required to complete a minimum of six total credit hours of coursework designated as:

  • BRICKS Intercultural Explorations and/or
  • BRICKS Diversity & Practice

Students who complete one of the following College of Business international experience programs will fulfill the Cultural Perspectives requirement:

  • Global Consulting Program
  • Ohio International Consulting Program

Ethical Perspectives


Ethical Perspectives courses prepare you to make difficult decisions when ethical considerations are involved and when the answers are not straightforward. Through these courses, you will learn to recognize and evaluate ethical issues and use ethical self-awareness, perspectives, and concepts to make ethical decisions.

B.B.A. candidates are required to complete a minimum of four total credit hours of coursework designated as BRICKS Ethics & Reasoning.

Internship Requirement


Complete 1 hour of internship credit from the following: