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.

Requirements

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 or ENTR:2000 or THTR:3520. (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: THTR:3520 or MGMT:3100 or ENTR:2000. 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.)

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. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: 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.

Advanced Venture Finance (ENTR:4600)
Examination of financing sources available to emerging and high-potential ventures; special emphasis on angel investing and venture capital; preparation of pro forma financial statements, financial analysis, and determining valuations; how market, technology, and financial considerations impact capital formation; evaluation of real venture deals through experiential learning projects. Prerequisites: (FIN:3000 or ENTR:3100) and (ENTR:2000 or MGMT:3100 or THTR:3520). (3 s.h.)

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

NEXT STEPS

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
business-undergrad@uiowa.edu

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