Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Entrepreneurial Studies

Edison, Disney, Jobs, Winfrey–and you. The science and art of entrepreneurship is using new ideas and innovations to solve problems. At Xavier, you'll learn how to identify current market opportunities, create workable plans for execution and discover the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur. And never lose sight of your humanity.

Sample Four-Year Entrepreneurial Studies Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Mathematical Perspective 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
Foreign Language I 3
MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession I 0
CORE 100: First Year Seminar 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
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Foreign Language II 3
Historical Perspective 3
ECONOMICS 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Intro to Business Tech 1
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 102: The Business Profession I 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II 3
STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT: Human Resources in a Diverse S 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Profession II 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Natural Science Elective 3
MANAGEMENT 301: Managerial Communications 3
ACCOUNTING 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
MANAGEMENT 300: Managerial Behavior 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 220: Management of Information Systems 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business Profession II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 200 3
Scientific Perspective 3
FINANCE 300: Business Finance 3
FINANCE 300: Business Finance 3
MARKETING Electives for ENTR Majors 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theological Perspective 3
ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Environment 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 311: New Venture 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 303: Co-Op Education 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspective 3
BUSINESS LAW 300: Legal Environment 3
MANAGEMENT 302: Quality and Product in Operation 3
FINANCE 388 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Humanities Elective 3
Management 495: Strategic Management 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP Elective 3
BUSINESS Elective 3
General Elective 3
CORE 499 0
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Entrepreneurial Studies major at Xavier:

Creativity and Innovation (ENTR 305) - - Course covers techniques and process of innovation and creativity that leads to new business development as an independent new venture or in existing organizations. Lectures, experiential learning, discussions and guest speakers.

New Venture Planning (ENTR 311) - - Identification and screening of business opportunities; analysis of personal, marketing, financial, and operational factors for start-ups; writing a business plan.

Co-Op (ENTR 303) - - An elective cooperative experience where students earn academic credit while performing approved entrepreneurial-related work experience.

TOP 20 Best Entrepreneurship Business Program – U.S. News & World Report.

TOP 20

Best Entrepreneurship Business Program – U.S. News & World Report.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

BUILD A BUSINESS

Join the Entrepreneurship Club, and meet others with a passion for starting student-run businesses. You can network with top entrepreneurs and actively participate in club operations and hosted events.

ENCOURAGE INNOVATION

Xavier's Launch-a-Business (X-LAB) competition is aimed at identifying the most determined, creative entrepreneurs with the most promising ideas. Winners are matched with a business executive to act as an adviser for a year to assist with the development and launch of your business.

ETHICAL UNDERSTANDING

The Cintas Center for Business Ethics focuses on helping you and other Xavier stakeholders recognize and deal with ethical and values-related issues in the workplace.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

$44,387

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR BUSINESS GRADUATES

65,000+

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