Major Area of Specialization in Entrepreneurship (People & Society)

The Entrepreneurship major prepares Miami Herbert Business School 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.

Curriculum Requirements

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 , 2
ENG 105English Composition I 3
ENG 106English Composition II 33
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 20
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law and Ethics3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (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 100Managing for Success in the Global Environment3
MGT 199Professional Development and Success in the Workplace (or other approved Miami Herbert Business School career course)1
or BUS 211 Professional Development for Finance and Accounting
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
Law of Entrepreneurship
Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms
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)
Families in Business
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis (pre-requisite MGT 303)
Supply Chain Strategy (pre-requisite MGT 303)
Special Topics in Management (such as: Ideation Practicum; Social Entrepreneurship; Legal/Financial Issues for Entrepreneurs)
Marketing Research and Market Analysis
Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy
New Product Development
Digital Marketing
Health Care Marketing
Digital Media Metrics
Total Credit Hours120

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 Miami Herbert Business School 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 Business School.

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

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours15
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 199 Professional Development and Success in the Workplace 1
MGT 253 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MGT 303 Operations Management 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
MKT 385 Marketing for Entrepreneurs 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 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 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120


  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.


  • The development of critical thinking skills to evaluate decision choices, challenges, and issues confronting managers today;
  • The improvement of interpersonal skills and learning to work effectively in teams; and
  • An understanding of the tools, methods, and procedures used to successfully lead people and organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be critical thinkers, able to select and apply appropriate models, tools, and techniques, and frameworks to enable them to render analytically sound business decisions.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be able to identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues in business scenarios.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will demonstrate professional written communication skills.