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Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Business Administration,
    Entrepreneurship Specialization

Why Business Administration - Entrepreneurship?

The entrepreneurship specialization focuses on the special details of new venture development and the management of small business enterprises. The specialization requires coursework in which students work with start-up ventures, small businesses or small business development groups to apply their knowledge to business problems. In the required entrepreneurship practicum, students develop their own business plan.

Business Administration at SIUE

The business administration degree with an entrepreneurship specialization will prepare you to be a business professional who understands the environment in which small businesses operate and the unique challenges they face in a complex global economy. You will learn about the functional areas of modern business, the ethical and global issues confronting businesses today, and the economic, social, political and legal environments in which business decisions are made. Practice in making decisions using quantitative and analytical skills is complemented with leadership and team-building skills. The curriculum is delivered using a variety of methods including analysis of business cases and other experiential exercises as well as co-curricular activities.

Career Outlook

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses have generated more than 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of United States workers. Graduates of the program are qualified for careers in a variety of administrative and managerial positions in business firms, the non-profit sector and government agencies. Some SIUE graduates open small businesses after graduation while others pursue opportunities at a variety of companies, later opening their own business. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain professional experiences through co-operative education, internship and other co-curricular activities prior to graduation.

Graduation Requirements

  • Cumulative SIUE grade point average required: 2.25
  • Business grade point average required (in all required business courses taken
    at SIUE): 2.25
  • C or higher in Management 441 (University Senior Assignment)
  • C or higher in courses marked with * in Degree Requirements section

Other Business Programs at SIUE

Undergraduate Programs
Business Administration
Specializations available for the following:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management & Information Systems
  • Marketing

Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance

Graduate Programs
Business Administration
Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance
Marketing Research

Contact Information

School of Business Student Services Office
Phone: (618) 650-3840

Sample Curriculum >>

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