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Entrepreneurship and InnovationMajor

Along with preparing you to start your own business, this major will teach you to use your creativity to solve business problems or help existing organizations launch new products and enter new markets.


What is Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU like?


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation major prepares you for starting new ventures, as well as positions in organizations that propose, analyze and implement entrepreneurial growth strategies. You will learn many important topics related to business planning, managing family businesses, social entrepreneurship, managing creativity and innovation, managing risk and entrepreneurial finance.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation program highlights:

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Fast Facts

What makes Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Vantage Ventures at Vantage Point is a new facility with a strong entrepreneurial culture and easy access to thought leaders throughout the state. It provides a co-working and experiential classroom for students to work with startups.
  • This major provides many opportunities for hands-on learning. Students work very closely with the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where they function as consultants to local business and industries. Students also compete in business plan competitions, which allows the student to improve presentation skills and teaches them how to “pitch” an idea or product.
  • The Academic engagement Success Center (AeSC) offers tutoring, including a special supplemental instruction program for students taking introductory business courses. Study groups are led by recent students who were successful in the courses.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Student Organizations

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation major.

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Popular Courses

ENTR 400:
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

PR or CONC: BCOR 350 and BCOR 370. Fundamental principles and practices related to entrepreneurship. Focuses on areas such as leadership, motivation, human resource management as they apply to entrepreneurship.

ENTR 405:
Entrepreneurial Creativity & Innovation

This course offers an in-depth study of theories and models of creativity to solve problems and identify opportunities in entrepreneurial business contexts. Students will synthesize their course experiences and develop a set of creative business ideas, which will be incorporated into feasibility assessments, financial analyses, and business plans in subsequent entrepreneurship major courses.

ENTR 416:
Social Entrepreneurship

This course will expose students to the topics and concepts in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship. The primary topic - how social entrepreneurs use business models to create sustainable enterprises.

Cost and Aid

How much does Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Ways to Save

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Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may qualify for Innovators scholarships based on GPA. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Entrepreneurship and Innovation can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

For direct admission to majors in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:

  • GPA: 3.00

Admission to Business:

Applicants must also meet minimum GPA requirements for admission to the University.

  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 510
  • ALEKS: 30

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation major, check out some related programs.

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