Finish your Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Entrepreneurship from Gardner-Webb University’s Degree Completion Program, designed for adult learners.

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Entrepreneurship

Finish your Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Entrepreneurship, offered through Gardner-Webb’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management, provides a comprehensive study of Entrepreneurship by encouraging and equipping students to bring ethics, faith, service and leadership into the business community. With a four-year degree in Entrepreneurship, this course of study will help to prepare graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in a rapidly changing global business environment where job-creation and economic development are current and critical needs.

 

Gardner-Webb University’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management within the Godbold School of Business offers a unique educational environment producing business leaders who are equally committed to strong personal values and excellence in their work. Gardner-Webb is a Christian environment, and we believe in social justice, ethical decision-making, and intellectual honesty. Our graduates take these values to their workplaces and positions of leadership.

 

Our top-notch teachers are some of the best in the region with the credentials and the passion to provide you with a high-quality education. Business faculty members have professional experience in an impressive array of industries. Their areas of expertise include marketing, legal counsel, engineering, and senior management and nearly half have worked overseas, bringing a global perspective to the classroom. GWU’s small class sizes mean you’ll have one-on-one access to all this expertise in every class session along with the mentorship you’ll need to achieve your best.

 

The learning you’ll do as part of the Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management begins in the classroom but it doesn’t end there. Classes focus on problem-solving and interactive discussions exploring issues from all sides. You can build on these learning experiences with enriching extracurricular activities including participating in our active student organizations or traveling to national student conferences. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel the world through our study abroad programs, demonstrate your leadership abilities in our student organizations, experience high-adrenaline teamwork at our adventure course, take a week-long trip to New York City, and score an internship with a local company.

 

Goals and Objectives

  1. Identify legal issues affecting development, ownership and operation of a new business;
  2. Understand strategies to manage a new enterprise;
  3. Address the development and challenges that start-ups face;
  4. Build skills needed to create high-volume companies;
  5. Analyze prospective venture capital investments;
  6. Research regarding a business opportunity;
  7. Opportunity identification and evaluation;
  8. Steps required in starting a business;
  9. Creativity techniques at the individual and organizational level to identify and capitalize on innovative opportunities; and
  10. Understand venture capital, investor funding criteria and contractual terms.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Prior to enrolling in the Entrepreneurship program, the applicant should have the following courses in his or her academic transcript:


  • 60-64 semester hours from a regionally accredited junior college or senior college

Some courses required for admission may be completed concurrently with course work by taking such courses offered in the curriculum. Such concurrent enrollment for courses required for admission must be completed within the first year of enrollment and may extend the time required to complete the degree program. The following may be completed by concurrent enrollment within the first year of the program:


Accounting Principles (2 courses equivalent to ACC 213 and 214)

Macroeconomics (1 course equivalent to ECO 203)

Microeconomics (1 course equivalent to ECO 204)

Business Communications (1 course equivalent to BAD 325)

Business Law (1 course equivalent to BAD 300)

Principles of Management (1 course equivalent to MGT 316)

English 101 (1 course)

English 102 (1 course)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (1 course equivalent to ENT 410)

Coursework in College Algebra or equivalent

 

Failure to register for a course required for admissions will prohibit the student from registering for any subsequent semester until courses required for admission are complete.

 

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

As with all Degree Completion Program majors, approximately half of the Entrepreneurship track consists of our Core Curriculum of Liberal Arts (see Core Curriculum). A student must complete 33 hours in the Entrepreneurship major, 15 of which must be completed with the University. The specific classes required for the Entrepreneurship degree consist of the following:

 

  • CIS 300 Management Information Systems
  • BAD 304 Business Statistics
  • BAD 305 Quantitative Methods
  • BAD 312 Financial Management
  • BAD 480 Senior Business Policy
  • MGT 485 Leadership
  • ENT 350 Enterprise Creation
  • ENT 360 Enterprise Growth
  • ENT 430 Enterprise Funding
  • ENT 440 Enterprise Marketing
  • ENT 460 Enterprise Strategy

 

For additional program information, please refer to the DCP Catalog.

Contact:

Dr. Van Graham
Phone:
(704) 406-4379
E
-mail: vgraham@gardner-webb.edu