Jun 09, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

Joshua Aaron, program coordinator

The major in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers preparation to students for successful venture creation and implementation and provides them opportunities to acquire the necessary operational knowledge to start a new enterprise and to study business communication, marketing, finance, management, economics, accounting, and information systems from an entrepreneurial perspective. The curriculum is flexible-students may tailor the program to fit specific needs while acquiring the business background necessary for pursuing entrepreneurial goals. Successful business professionals contribute to the program and an advisory board of recognized entrepreneurial leaders mentors students. Specialized courses, an internship, and interaction with acknowledged business leaders are intended to provide the impetus to start and operate a successful business.

A major in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship consists of 30 hours, 50 percent of which must be taken in residence at MTSU.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, B.B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
College of Business Core 42 hours*
Major Requirements 30 hours
Auxiliary Courses 6 hours*
Electives 1-7 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core  which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA.

Major Requirements (30 hours)

Auxiliary Courses (6 hours)

Electives (1-7 hours)

Curriculum: Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

Subtotal: 14 Hours

Freshman Spring

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours


 *2.25 GPA required in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business

 § Admission required