Jun 18, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Entrepreneurial Studies, B.S.B.A.

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The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Xavier’s undergraduate major in Entrepreneurial Studies is designed to help prepare students to seek opportunities, act resourcefully, think creatively, and lead ethically to make a difference in their organizations and the world, our majors will learn to:

  1. Provide progressive leadership for existing family businesses
  2. Start their own businesses, and/or
  3. Pursue careers in creating and managing innovation and leading entrepreneurship in non-profits and small to large organizations in this global market economy.

The strength of our free enterprise economy depends heavily on an entrepreneurial mindset in those individuals who identify new product or service opportunities, develop workable plans for capitalizing on those opportunities, and assume personal risk and take the initiative in creating and then managing the new or expanded enterprises which those plans make possible.

Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurial Studies

Since successful entrepreneurs and those with an entrepreneurial mindset need to have an integrative and interdisciplinary set of skills, the Entrepreneurial Studies major is interdisciplinary in nature, providing advanced course work in all business functions, specialized course work in creativity and innovation, business planning and a field experience, and a required entrepreneurial work internship.

Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:

Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements:

21 total credit hours required, as follows:


  • 3 hours of business electives.
  • 3 hours of general electives.


  • All students declaring a major in Entrepreneurial Studies must consult the Director of the Xavier Entrepreneurial Center at the time they declare.
  • Please note that double majors (students majoring in another business discipline beside ENTR) should take electives only with the approval of the department since double-counting of courses is not permitted.

B.S.B.A. Entrepreneurial Studies

This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • Mathematical Perspective
  • ENGLISH 101: English Composition
  • Foreign Language I
  • MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession I
  • CORE 100: First Year Seminar
  • CORE 101


Second Semester

  • Quantitative Reasoning Elective
  • THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations
  • Foreign Language II
  • Historical Perspective
  • ECONOMICS 200: Microeconomic Principles
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Intro to Business Tech
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 102: The Business Profession
  • CORE 102

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles
  • ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting
  • STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II
  • STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT: Human Resources in a Diverse S
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Profession II

Second Semester

  • Natural Science Elective
  • MANAGEMENT 301: Managerial Communications
  • ACCOUNTING 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • MANAGEMENT 300: Managerial Behavior
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS 220: Management of Information Systems
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business Profession II

Junior Year

First Semester

  • Scientific Perspective
  • FINANCE 300: Business Finance
  • MANAGEMENT 305: Creativity and Innovation
  • MARKETING Electives for ENTR Majors
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III

Second Semester

  • Theological Perspective
  • ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination
  • ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Environment
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP 311: New Venture
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP 303: Co-Op Education
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Creative Perspective
  • BUSINESS LAW 300: Legal Environment
  • MANAGEMENT 302: Quality and Product in Operation
  • FINANCE 388
  • Writing Intensive Elective
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV

Second Semester

  • Humanities Elective
  • Management 495: Strategic Management
  • BUSINESS Elective
  • General Elective
  • CORE 499
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV

Scheduling Notes:

Freshman Year 31 hours
Sophomore Year 33 hours
Junior Year 35 hours
Senior Year 30 hours
Total Hours 123 credit hours are typical, with 120 as the absolute minimum.



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