A major in Entrepreneurship is intended for those students interested in the possibility of self-venturing or who may someday work in an existing entrepreneurial firm. Upon completion of this major, students will be especially prepared to leverage their knowledge to work in management positions within high growth, innovative firms or to take their own idea to market and create a new venture. This major utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to education thus providing a well-rounded knowledge of business.
Students will learn the creative nature of idea/opportunity identification and evaluation, the unique skills necessary to build an entrepreneurial firm, and the ability to interact with local community resources and mentors. In addition, students can develop their business concenpts and start a new venture in the Student Innovation Incubator.
Admission to the Muma College of Business is based upon availability of faculty and space within each discipline. The Muma College of Business is an upper-level, limited access college, which means that it has admission requirements in addition to those of the University in general. Students interested in pursuing a degree in the areas offered by the Muma College of Business must complete the required prerequisites for entering the College in addition to other related criteria listed below.
Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:
Admission Standards for the Program
Students must satisfy the following criteria:
- Minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit earned.
- Minimum of a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all college-level work and a minimum of 2.0 on all credit attempted at USF, including any prior to renewal. NOTE: Beginning Fall 2013 the Muma College of Business will establish each fall a new minimum overall GPA required to satisfy the limited access GPA admission requirement.
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Transfer credits will be accepted from accredited institutions; however, all hours earned may not be applied toward USF business degree requirements. Individual courses will be evaluated by an academic advisor and appropriately credited toward requirements in the student’s program at USF.
Florida public state or community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state or community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in finance, marketing, management, and accounting, as well as other business administration courses, taken at the lower division level that are offered as upper division courses at USF will not be accepted for upper division credit in business administration. In general, business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs of the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.
Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (A.S.) program in Business Administration are fully admissible to USF. Please see a business advisor to determine the articulation courses, discuss admission to the Muma College of Business and prepare a program plan for degree completion. Students transferring to the Muma College of Business with an A.S. in Business Administration may earn a major in Management only.
- ACG X021 Financial Accounting – 3 credit hours
- ACG X071 Managerial Accounting – 3 credit hours
- CGS X100 Computers in Business – 3 credit hours
- ECO X013 Principles of Macroeconomics – 3 credit hours
- ECO X023 Principles Microeconomics – 3 credit hours
- STA X023* Introductory Statistics or QMB X100* Basic Business Statistics or STA X122* Statistics Application in Social Sciences – 3 credit hours
- LDR XXXX Any Leadership prefixed course or SLS X261 Leadership – 3 credit hours
- MAC X233 – 3 credit hours
*STA X023 or QMB X100 is preferred by USF.
Major Requirements (21 credit hours)
Major Required (Core) Courses (12 credit hours)
Major Electives (9 credit hours)
Any one course from the following recommended electives:
A 2.0 GPA in all major course work at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work.
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Entrepreneurship classes.
All students entering USF for the first time in Fall 2017 or later, who subsequently earn three (3) D and/or F grades in any or any combination of the following courses at USF will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance and to a major not conferred by the Muma College of Business. The courses are: ACG 2021 , ACG 2071 , CGS 2100 , ECO 2013 , ECO 2023 , MAC 2233 (or equivalent), and QMB 2100 (or equivalent).
Major residency: Students must complete 18 hours of upper-level Entrepreneurship requirements in residency at USF.
College residency: Muma College of Business residency requirements for graduation exceed the minimum requirements established for USF. Students are required to complete satisfactorily at USF a minimum of 50 percent (30-33 credit hours depending on major) of required Business courses, including 12-18 credit hours in the major field. Normally, independent study and independent research courses do not fulfill this requirement.
Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914 course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.