The following catalog descriptions were approved by General Faculty and need to be added to the 2013/2014 Catalog addendum.  



The listing below should be found on page 194 of the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog:

Linsey Moddelmog, Lecturer, Political Science




The Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship program is designed for the student who seeks to be an entrepreneur in a start-up venture, operate a family business, or work as an entrepreneurial change agent within a corporate setting.  The certificate program requires four three-credit-hour courses, including two required core courses, BU 260 Business Plan Development and BU 115 Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Law (BU 115 can be replaced by an upper-division elective in entrepreneurship), and two elective courses from the list of approved electives.  A grade of C or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the requirements of the certificate.

Required courses:

BU 115 Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Law (or an additional upper-division elective in entrepreneurship)

BU 260 Business Plan Development

Additional coursework–two out of the following courses:

AR 359 The Business of Art

BU 343 Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation

BU 389 Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Business

BU 406 International Business and Entrepreneurial Experience

BU 470 Entrepreneurship Clinic

HI 300 Comparative Perspectives of the Market Revolution

Other courses as they are added to the list of electives. Please consult the program advisor and current advising literature for other options.

Students should seek advising from the School of Business office or from the program advisor and

should notify the School of Business office during the semester in which the requirements for the

certificate will be met.  The awarding of the Certificate of Entrepreneurship is independent of the

graduation date of degree-seeking students.



The finance curriculum is designed to prepare students for (1) careers in government services, corporate financial management, commercial banking, security analysis, insurance, real estate, and other finance fields, and (2) graduate study. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty advisors as early as possible in order to plan a program which will satisfactorily fulfill their goals.

Learning objectives for the finance concentration

Upon completion of a concentration in finance, students will be able to do the following:

Demonstrate an understanding of interest rate determination and monetary policy;

Demonstrate an understanding of agency issues in finance;

Calculate and apply present value concepts to financial decisions;

Demonstrate an understanding of the risk-return tradeoff and of insurable risk; and

Analyze accounting information to support financial decisions.

The following courses are required for the finance concentration:

BU 483 Investments

BU 488 Financial Management

EC 485 Money and Banking


Three (3) additional hours from the following:

BU 374 Principles of Risk and Insurance,

BU 477 International Finance or

BU 484 Applied Portfolio Management

(Note:  BU 477 cannot be used to meet both the requirements of the finance major and the Global Dynamics Requirement (GDR) of the BBA degree.)

Twelve additional upper-division elective hours in accounting, business, or economics

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