Curriculum Requirements

Major Area of Specialization in Entrepreneurship (People & Society)

The Entrepreneurship major prepares business students to engage in the process of value creation, regardless of organizational context.  Students will develop a holistic view of organizational creation and change that is applicable to either starting a new venture (for profit or nonprofit), or working effectively within an existing organization.

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BBA in Entrepreneurship must complete the BBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Entrepreneurship major area of specialization as follows:

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I 3
ENG 106English Composition II 3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 221
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BUS 101First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork)3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 110Quantitative Applications in Business (Minimum grade of C- required) 3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics (Minimum grade of C- required) 3
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics3
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Major Area of Specialization in Entrepreneurship 4 , 5
FIN 308Intermediate Financial Management for Entrepreneurs (pre-requisite FIN 302)3
MGT 253Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
MGT 354Growing the New Venture3
MGT 455Entrepreneurial Consulting3
MKT 340Professional Selling (pre-requisite MKT 201 or MKT 301)3
MKT 385Marketing for Entrepreneurs (pre-requisite MKT 201 or MKT 301)3
Major Choice Courses - Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following: 6
Negotiation Strategies
Intellectual Property Law (recommended)
Law Of Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Launching HighTechnology Ventures
Mobile Apps Development
Investment and Security Markets
Financial Institutions and Markets
Business and Security Valuation
Nature and Foundations of Entrepreneurship
International Business
Entrepreneurship Simulation Experience: Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneurial CEO
Effective Leadership (pre-requisite MGT 304)
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis (pre-requisite MGT 303)
Supply Chain Strategy (pre-requisite MGT 303)
Special Topics in Management (Families in Business; Innovators for the Americas; or Social Entrepreneurship)
Marketing Research and Market Analysis
Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy
New Product Development
Digital Marketing
Health Care Marketing
Understanding Media Metrics In The Digital World
Total Credit Hours120

NOTE:  ENG 105 and ENG 106 , or their equivalents, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.


 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.


 Students who do not earn at least a C- in ENG 106 must either repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.


 All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in Entrepreneurship must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization.

All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.


 No one course may be applied toward more than one major and/or minor area of specialization in the Department of Management.

Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the School of Business and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the School of Business.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 253 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
MGT 354 Growing the New Venture 3
MKT 340 Professional Selling 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
FIN 308 Intermediate Financial Management for Entrepreneurs 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
MKT 385 Marketing for Entrepreneurs 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Entrepreneurship Major Choice 3
Entrepreneurship Major Choice 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
MGT 455 Entrepreneurial Consulting 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120