WCE Business majors sometimes bring to the program a personal business idea, but that is not a requirement for acceptance. Students create and perfect their idea and business plan throughout their experience in the program. In addition, students have access to a number of resources such as: mentors, roundtables, peers, business plan writing tools, program leadership, faculty and staff which offer a holistic approach to supporting each student’s post-graduation goals. Whether they include post-graduate studies, employment or starting a business, each student has the opportunity to transform their passion into their definition of success.
The BBA in Entrepreneurship is a lockstep program comprised of six custom-designed courses:
This plan covers four semesters; students begin with an introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTR 3310) and apply for program admission during the fall semester. A total of 35-45 students are admitted each year via a rigorous application and selection process.
|Course #||Course Name||Prerequisite Required|
|ENTR 3310||Entrepreneurship Overview||University of Houston Student|
|ENTR 3312||Intrapreneurship (a.k.a. Corporate Entrepreneurship)||University of Houston Student|
|4320||Entrepreneurial Revenues||ENTR 3310|
|4330||Entrepreneurial Costs & Budgets||ENTR 3310|
|4340||Entrepreneurial Capital||ENTR 4320 and ENTR 4330|
|4350||Entrepreneurial Strategy & Perspectives||ENTR 4320 and ENTR 4330|
|4360||Entrepreneurship Business Plan & Implementation||ENTR 4340 and ENTR 4350|
Corporate entrepreneurship is becoming a recognized and valuable skill within corporations. Ultimately, the most sought after employees are those who create the most value for their employers. Students who participate in this program gain the competitive edge they need to be successful in today’s job market. In addition, they receive a Certificate in Corporate Entrepreneurship which they can list on their résumés.
Salary statistics provided by BBA Salary Report 2011-2012 have shown that undergraduate students who have majored in entrepreneurship studies are securing above median salaries (med. $52,000) compared to their counterparts studying finance, management, management information systems, marketing or supply chain management.
The corporate entrepreneurship certificate includes 2 courses:
If you have completed the above courses you must request your certificate online.
It’s a tough world out there. It’s especially tough if you are trying to advance your career in business without the right educational credentials. Business places a premium on applicants with training in business-related disciplines.
The Global Business Minor is for non-business majors only. It provides students with a broad understanding of the business process, as it relates to corporate and entrepreneurial business, along with an understanding of the historical, political, and economic context within which business operates.
The global business minor includes 5 courses:
Non Business Students with the following criteria:
For more information on qualifications and prerequisites visit the undergraduate course catalog.