Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1011; 11-1021; 11-9199

About the Program

The BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to prepare students to think and act entrepreneurially, in the context of established companies, in working for small and growing ventures, in starting a new venture or self-employment, and in their overall approach to their personal and professional lives. Within this innovative curriculum, students build entrepreneurial skills such as resilience, opportunity recognition, self-efficacy, negotiation, and effective communication.

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework in collaboration with other Drexel colleges and schools, providing entrepreneurship students with the opportunity to take classes with future engineers, scientists, artists, and business and community leaders.

For additional information about the BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, please contact Rita Berson at rk25@drexel.edu.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: This is a suite of courses that addresses individual entrepreneurial skills such as resiliency, initiative, innovative thinking, and communication. These courses develop personal and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful “entrepreneur” in several contexts.
     
  • The Process of Entrepreneurship: This set of required courses covers a broad range of topics that immerse students in the practice of entrepreneurship.
     
  • A choice of three concentration areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and New Venture Creation.
  • Electives: Constitutes a group of courses from the Close School and across the University that reflect the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship.
     
  • Minors: All entrepreneurship majors are required to select an academic minor, which will provide domain expertise in their area of interest. Students may select from over 150 minors offered by the University.
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development (Only required for 4COP and 5COP students.)1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
UNIV C101The Drexel Experience1.0
Two Mathematics Courses (MATH)6.0-8.0
Two Science Courses 6.0-8.0
Choose from Bioscience and Biotechnology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Food Science (FDSC), Geoscience (GEO), Physics (PHYS), Physics-Environmental Science (PHEV)
Social/Behavioral Science 6.0
Choose 2 courses from Anthropology (ANTH), Communications (COM), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC)
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
Choose one of the following writing intensive courses:3.0
Business Communication
Technical Communication
Environmental Communication
Science Writing
Grant Writing
Economic Ideas
Abnormal Psychology
Sports Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Three Humanities/Fine Arts Courses9.0
Choose from Africana Studies (AFAS), English (ENGL), Humanities-General (HUM), Global Studies (GST), Judaic Studies (JUDA), Philosophy (PHIL), Women's & Gender Studies (WGST); Any course from the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Two Technology Courses6.0
Choose from Computer Science (CS), Information Science & Systems (INFO), Management Information Systems (MIS), Software Engineering (SE)
Two Ethics Courses6.0
Select two of the following:
Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics and the Media
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Three Language Courses (Foreign Language or Computer Science) *9.0-12.0
Arabic (ARBC), Chinese (CHIN), French (FREN), German (GER), Hebrew (HBRW), Italian (ITAL), Japanese (JAPN), Korean (KOR), Russian (RUSS), Spanish (SPAN) OR one of the following CS Language sequence:
Computer Science Principles
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Entrepreneurship Requirements
ACCT 120Accounting Essentials for New Ventures4.0
BLAW 346Entrepreneurial Law4.0
ENTP 100Innovation Ecosystem1.0
ENTP 101Life Strategies I3.0
ENTP 105Entrepreneurial Thinking3.0
ENTP 205Ready, Set, Fail3.0
ENTP 215Building Entrepreneurial Teams3.0
ENTP 225 [WI] Mindfulness & Wellbeing ([WI])3.0
ENTP 250Ideation3.0
ENTP 410 [WI] Thought Leadership3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Concentration Requirements12.0
Select a concentration from the following options:
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Diversity Entrepreneurship
An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Land: Its Essence, Ethics, and Opportunity
Energy Entrepreneurship
3BL - Triple Bottom Line
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Organizational Development and Change for Corporate Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship & New Technologies
New Product Development
Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
Innovation in Established Companies
New Venture Creation
Leading Start-Ups
Early Stage Venture Funding
Launch It!
Marketing for New Ventures
Entrepreneurship Electives **15.0
Select five of the following:
Creativity in the Workplace
Creative Concept Design
Retail Operations
Principles of Macroeconomics
Life Strategies II
Dynamics of the Family Firm
Franchising
Global Entrepreneurship
Launch It!: Early Stage
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy
Management Information Systems
Professional Personal Selling
History and Analysis of Product Design
Power of Retail Brands
Required Academic Minor***24.0
Free Electives23.0-24.0
Total Credits181.0-189.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

5-Year Coop Spring/Summer Cycle

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ACCT 1204.0VACATION
ENTP 1001.0ENGL 102 or 1113.0COOP 1011.0 
ENTP 1053.0ENTP 1013.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENTP 2503.0ENTP 2053.0ENTP 2153.0 
UNIV C1011.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0 
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0Mathematics Course3.0-4.0Social or Behavioral Science Course3.0 
 14-15 16-18 17-18 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2014.0COM 2303.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENTP 2253.0PHIL 1053.0  
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0ENTP Elective Course3.0  
Free Elective3.0Required Minor Course3.0  
Science Course3.0-4.0Science course3.0-4.0  
 16-18 15-16 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MKTG 2014.0Concentration Course3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Concentration Course3.0Ethics Course3.0  
Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0  
Required Minor Course3.0Social/Behavioral Science course3.0  
Technology Course3.0Technology Course3.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BLAW 3464.0Concentration Requirement3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0  
Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0  
Non-major Writing Intensive Course (WI)3.0Free Elective Course3.0  
Required Minor Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
ENTP 4103.0ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0 
Concentration Requirement3.0Required Minor Course3.0Free Electives8.0 
Ethics Course3.0Free Electives9.0Required Minor Course3.0 
Required Minor Course3.0   
 12 15 14 
Total Credits 181-188

4-Year Coop Spring/Summer Cycle

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ACCT 1204.0VACATION
ENTP 1001.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENTP 1053.0ENTP 1013.0ENTP 2153.0 
ENTP 2503.0ENTP 2053.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0 
UNIV C1011.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0Social or Behavioral Science Course3.0 
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0Mathematics Course3.0-4.0  
 14-15 16-18 16-17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2014.0COM 2303.0COOP 1011.0Concentration Course3.0
ENTP 2253.0PHIL 1053.0MKTG 2014.0Ethics Course3.0
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0ENTP Elective Course3.0Concentration course3.0Required Minor Course3.0
Free Elective3.0Required Minor course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0Social/Behavioral Science Course3.0
Science Course3.0-4.0Science course3.0-4.0Required Minor Course3.0Technology Course3.0
  Technology Course3.0 
 16-18 15-16 17 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BLAW 3464.0Concentration Requirement3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0  
Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0  
Non-major Writing-Intenstive Course (WI)3.0Free Elective3.0  
Required Minor Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
ENTP 4103.0ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective3.0 
Concentration Requirement3.0Required Minor Course3.0Free Electives8.0 
Ethics Course3.0Free Electives9.0Required Minor Course3.0 
Required Minor Course3.0   
 12 15 14 
Total Credits 181-188

 4-Year No Coop Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ACCT 1204.0VACATION
ENTP 1001.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENTP 1053.0ENTP 1013.0ENTP 2153.0 
ENTP 2503.0ENTP 2053.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0 
UNIV C1011.0Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0Social or Behavioral Science Course3.0 
Mathematics Course3.0-4.0Mathematics Course3.0-4.0  
 14-15 16-18 16-17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2014.0COM 2303.0MKTG 2014.0VACATION
ENTP 2253.0PHIL 1053.0Concentration Course3.0 
Foreign or Computer Language3.0-4.0ENTP Elective Course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0 
Free Elective3.0Required Minor Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0 
Science Course3.0-4.0Science Course3.0-4.0Technology Course3.0 
 16-18 15-16 16 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Concentration Course3.0BLAW 3464.0Concentration Requirement3.0VACATION
Ethics Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0 
Required Minor Course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0Fine Arts/Humanities Course3.0 
Social/Behavioral Science Course3.0Non-Major Writing-Intensive Course (WI)3.0Free Elective3.0 
Technology Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0Required Minor Course3.0 
 15 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
ENTP 4103.0ENTP Elective Course3.0ENTP Elective Course3.0 
Concentration Requirement3.0Required Minor Course3.0Free Electives9.0 
Ethics Course3.0Free Electives9.0Required Minor Course3.0 
Required Minor course3.0   
 12 15 15 
Total Credits 181-188

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty

Nick Bayer, BS (Cornell University). Adjunct Instructor.
Roy Carriker, PhD (University of Connecticut). Teaching Professor.
Donna De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean Silverman Family Professor Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Michael Kurzeja, MBA (Grantham University). Adjunct Instructor.
Roger Lee, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Teaching Professor.
Barrie Litzky, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Professor.
Larissa Milne, MBA (Drexel University). Adjunct Teaching Professor.
Dean Musser, BS (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor.
Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul, PhD (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey). Assistant Teaching Professor.
Scott Quitel, JD, MBA (Temple University) Director of Social Enterpreneurship. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Charles Sacco, MBA (Drexel University) Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives; Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Damian Salas, MBA (Drexel University) Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurship Programs. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Zahed Subhan, PhD, JD/LLB (Law) (University of Leeds (UK); London University). Teaching Professor.
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