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Lake Superior State University

Business Administration — Entrepreneurship: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


This degree requires successful completion of a curriculum with a minimum of 128 semester hours.

The entrepreneurship major is designed to develop students’ skills so that they are both confident and competent in analyzing new business ideas; refining a vision of a new business into the kind of business plan lenders and investors are likely to approve; and, translating the business plan into the start-up, launch, daily management, and growth and exit strategies most relevant and feasible for a small business venture. The entrepreneurship major also prepares students for working within a small, entrepreneurial firm, as an employee with specific business skills tailored to the needs of the smaller firm. The study of entrepreneurship includes classes in marketing, accounting, management, and entrepreneurship, and requires an internship placement in a small firm or as an advisor to a small firm. These courses, along with the common professional business core courses, will provide students with the knowledge, training, and practical experience required to become successful small business owners, counselors, and employees.

Students wil apply for admission to 300/400-level courses after completing the Pre-Business Core (PBC). See the School of Business for course listing.



Degree Requirements


General Education (31 credits)

  • BUSN308 Managing Cultural Differences 3
  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Humanities Elective 4
  • Natural Science Laboratory courses 8
  • Social Science Elective 3

BS Degree Requirements (5 credits)

  • Computer science, natural science, social science or mathematices electives

Common Professional Component (57 credits)

Major Entrepreneurship Requirements (9 credits)

  • ACTG334 Accounting Information Systems 3
  • INTD399 Internship in Small Business 3
  • MRKT389 Entrpreneurship 3

Major Entrepreneurship Electives (15 credits)

Choose 15 credits from the following. Must be in three Business disciplines as indicated by different course prefixes.

  • BUSN261 Business Skills 3
  • INTB389 Competing in the Global Market Place 3
  • MGMT380 Principles of Leadership 3
  • MGMT476 Employee Training and Development 3
  • MRKT283 Principles of Selling 3
  • MRKT385 Services Marketing 3
  • MRKT387 Advertising Theory and Practice 3
  • MRKT388 Retail Management 3

Free Electives to total 128 credits


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.