Stand out in a crowd

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with an Entrepreneurial Management Track is specifically designed to teach entrepreneurial skills that will prepare you for a variety of exciting career opportunities. This program will shape you into an entrepreneurial-minded leader, innovative manager, and strategic problem-solver – differentiating you from the crowd.


To earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with an Entrepreneurial Management Track, you must be accepted into the Tippie School of Business. Students enrolled in the major must complete 21 semester hours of course work and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all course work.

In addition to meeting with your advisor, you'll also use the course planning worksheet—it will help you know what courses you need to take for your major, as well as help you plan when you'll take them. Plan your course schedule with the worksheet and read about the courses you'll be taking below.

Course planning worksheet

Major courses

These courses are open to declared majors only. Two-thirds of the major hours must be completed at Iowa.

Professional Preparation for Management (MGMT:3050)
Survey of career paths in the field of management through discussions with individuals working in human resources, management consulting, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more; hands-on activities for students to hone the skills required to succeed in today's workplace. (1 s.h.)

Individuals, Teams, and Organizations (MGMT:3200)
Theories of organizational behavior applied to current business trends for individuals, teams, and organizations; personality, managing diversity, work-family conflict, self-managed teams, charismatic leadership, work motivation, managing conflict, and organizational culture. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Strategic Human Resource Management (MGMT:3300)
Personnel management activities, policies, and practices that promote effective organizations; how changes in technology, business restructuring, legal and social concerns, and other issues affect human resource management. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Dynamics of Negotiations (MGMT:4100)
Predictable aspects and dynamics of bargaining experiences; simulations, and experiential exercises to foster skills needed for effective negotiation in almost any situation. Requirement: 90 s.h. completed. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurial Management Track courses

Complete all of these:

Entrepreneurial Strategy (MGMT:3100)
The synergistic effect of entrepreneurial attributes (e.g., innovation, creativity, opportunity recognition) and managerial attributes (e.g., strategic management, planning, budgeting) on profit and nonprofit organizations. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurial Marketing (ENTR:3200)
Practical marketing concepts for evaluating the market potential for new products, services, or business opportunities; how to obtain and evaluate market data, determine customer demand, analyze the competition, design effective promotions, develop and implement effective sales strategies, and write a successful marketing plan. Prerequisite: MGMT:3100. (3 s.h.)

Managing the Growth Business (ENTR:4400)
Preparation to effectively manage employees, customers, and suppliers; leadership for a growing entrepreneurial venture; opportunities to evaluate, practice, and refine critical professional management skills. Prerequisite: MGMT:3100. Requirement: 75 s.h. earned. (3 s.h.) 

Complete one of these:

Practicum in Entrepreneurship (ENTR:3000)
Applied, experiential learning opportunities designed to foster development of entrepreneurial leadership skills; opportunity recognition and assessment, strategic business planning, innovation and creativity, team leadership, professional communication skills, strategy development, and execution. (1-3 s.h.)

Sustainable Product Innovation and Management (ENTR:3700)
Sustainability requirements in management of new product and process development from the perspective of the senior-level executive responsible for a firm's business and operational strategies; student teams will develop a new sustainable product or undertake applied field study projects to gain firsthand experience with sustainability practices and strategies within a company. Prerequisite: MGMT:3100 or MGMT:3000. Requirement: 60 s.h. earned. (3 s.h.)

International Entrepreneurship and Culture (ENTR:4100)
International entrepreneurship and business strategy, foreign exchange, tariffs and trade, microfinance, economic conditions and culture of destination countries; students will travel abroad and have hands-on experience working with in-country entrepreneurs and will analyze international businesses; focus will be on evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, identifying sustainable growth strategies, and understanding international business culture. Prerequisite: MGMT:3100. Requirement: 60 s.h. earned. (2 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (ENTR:4200)
Students provide strategic business consulting services to startup and early-stage companies; exploration of consulting process (proposal development, data collection and analysis, team dynamics, communications with clients, developing recommendations, final report preparation, and presentation); projects involving market research and analysis, financial analysis and projections, and strategic business and operations planning. Prerequisite: MGMT:2100. Requirement: 60 s.h. earned. (3 s.h.)

Advanced Business Planning (ENTR:4300)
Creation and launch of a new venture; completion of a detailed business plan, creating an elevator pitch, and formal presentation of plan.

Academic Internship (ENTR:4900)
Professional internship experience with academic credit (e.g., paper, coursework).

Strategy, Innovation, and Global Competition (MGMT:4500)
Development of skills for firm strategy formation in a complex and technology-driven global economy; analytical tools that are essential to any consultant, manager, or entrepreneur facing dynamic industry environments. Prerequisite: MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)


To declare your major or to find out more about this major, please contact:

Tippie College of Business
Undergraduate Programs
C140 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Phone: (319) 335-1037

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