(College of Business)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
As Entrepreneurship majors in the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship, students have opportunities to solve the kinds of problems that they would face in starting their own businesses, without the costly risks involved in the trial and error process. Through classroom discussions, case studies, guest speakers, internships and opportunities to study abroad, students are guided by successful entrepreneurs as they learn how to avoid the classic errors in starting and operating a business.
The Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship offers students the resources necessary to bring their business ideas to reality — technological, administrative and professional assistance. Through various programs supported by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), students have the opportunity to interact with real-world business clients, SBDC consultants, students and instructors.
Graduates with a bachelor of science degree in Entrepreneurship are better prepared to both operate their own business and act as a proponent of intrapreneurship within existing organizations. An integrated mix of custom entrepreneurial courses, traditional management and marketing classes, and extensive experiential (hands-on) opportunities (both inside and outside of required classes) prepares students for their careers as business starters and/or corporate intrapreneurs in an extensive variety of industries. Typically students enter in these varied career paths as junior managers-in-training for more responsible management positions.
Entrepreneurship students participate in a hands-on learning experience at the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship during their senior year. Students have the option of putting into operation the business plan they have been working on throughout their time at the university and starting their business prior to graduation. They may also choose to work for a small business as “intrapreneurs” (corporate entrepreneurs) as change and innovation proponents in order to identify and prepare to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
To facilitate this, the center provides an office, available year round, with state-of-the-art technology and access to faculty and Rhode Island Small Business Development Center professionals.
An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the School of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship, leadership and artistic responsibility. The following literacies should also be demonstrated: sociocultural, quantitative, scientific and informational.
Graduates of the program will:
- demonstrate oral and written communication competencies in the development of a viable business plan
- apply logic and critical thinking to the basic qualitative and quantitative analysis of small business development and sustainability
- identify the various types of capital funding sources for start-up and existing businesses
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2002||Business Accounting II||4.5|
|or ACCT4012||Taxes And Business Decisions|
|ENTR1001||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||4.5|
|ENTR2030||The Business Plan||4.5|
|ENTR2040||Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture||4.5|
|ENTR3010||Small Business Consulting||4.5|
|ENTR3025||Business Expansion Strategies and Tactics||4.5|
|ENTR3030||Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs||4.5|
|ENTR4010||Managing Change and Innovation||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management||4.5|
|MGMT2030||Service and Production Operations Management||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|MRKT1011||Principles of Professional Selling||4.5|
|Concentration||Any approved concentration selected from offerings within the university *||13.5|
|Related Professional Studies|
|FIT1000||Information Technology for Business Professionals||4.5|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|LAW3002||The Legal Environment of Business II||4.5|
|Choose one of the following:||13.5|
|International Business Experience|
Choose three electives from any 3000 or 4000 level courses from the College of Business, The Hospitality College or the School of Technology
|General Studies (from College Requirements)|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Science||One SCI-designated course||4.5|
|Electives||Two courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration||9.0|
|Choose two of the following:||9.0|
|Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach|
|Ethics of Business Leadership|
One HIST-designated course (except HIST4030)
ENG1001 or one LIT-designated course
|Choose two of the following:||9.0|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
Required courses cannot be used to fulfill a concentration.
NOTES: Students must have MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or equivalent placement scores to enroll in the math requirement.
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.