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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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.

Overview

What is Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU like?

Description

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.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • This major provides many opportunities for hands-on learning. Students work very closely with the BrickStreet 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 Business Learning Resource Center offers tutoring, including a special program for students taking ACCT 201. Study groups are led by recent students who were successful in the course.

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

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.

Employers

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Courses

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

Major Map

Check out the course requirements 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 for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $422
Per Semester $5,064
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,128
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,320
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,640
International
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,620
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,240
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Ways to Save

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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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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. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Entrepreneurship and Innovation has transfer articulation agreements with:

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Requirements

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

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet the following admission requirement for the 2019-20 academic year:

For direct admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

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University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

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