Entrepreneurship

One of the fastest growing majors on campus, Entrepreneurship gives students the knowledge, resources, and ability to be successful as a principled entrepreneur in the business field. The entrepreneurship major, founded in 2008, was awarded the “National Emerging Program Award” for 2011.

Students interested in entrepreneurship have the opportunity to participate in many engaging and stimulating activities throughout the year. These opportunities are open to any student at Kansas State. You have the chance to win a piece of the $20,000 in prize money given out during the Next Big Thing competition each spring semester. Next Big Thing participants submit a pitch and create a business plan for their proposed business idea.

The entrepreneurship major focuses on developing the business skills necessary to take creative and innovative ideas, and transform  them into real business ventures. The major is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary program that combines courses in Management with new courses in Marketing and Finance, as well as offering electives from non-Business departments of Mass Communications and Agricultural Economics. While the major is focused on business students, some of the courses developed for the major are accessible by all Kansas State students with the belief that all can benefit from an entrepreneurial culture. 

Want to learn more?

Visit the Management Department webpage.

For more information about majoring in entrepreneurship and the College of Business Administration, please contact:

Curtis Morisaki
Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 532-6180
cym@k-state.edu

Entrepreneurship Coursework (sample)

 

Semester 1

  • College Algebra
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Foundations
  • IT Skills Proficiency Exam
  • Expository Writing I
  • Aesthetic Experience and Interpretive Understanding course

Semester 2

  • General Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Microeconomics
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Management Concepts
  • Global Issues and Perspectives Course

Semester 3

  • Business and Economics Statistics I
  • Accounting for Business Operations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Public Speaking IA
  • Natural and Physical Sciences with lab

Semester 4

  • Business and Economics Statistics II
  • Accounting for Investing and Financing
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Expository Writing II
  • Human Diversity in the U.S. course

Semester 5

  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to New Venture Creation
  • Business Law
  • Intermediate Microeconomics or Managerial Economics
  • Nonbusiness K-State 8 Elective

Semester 6

  • Marketing Plans for New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship Major Field Emphasis course
  • Written Communication for the Workplace
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 7

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship Capstone
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financing for Entrepreneurs
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 8

  • Business Strategy Capstone
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship Major Field Emphasis course
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective
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