Business Administration Major: Entrepreneurial Studies Option (B.S.)

Business Administration Major: Entrepreneurial Studies Option (B.S.)

Sam Warach (Paul) and Max Miller (CEPS) work with Ian Grant from the ECenter on their Holloway Competition entry

The Entrepreneurial Studies (ES) Option is not just marketing, management, or finance -- it's all of that and more. Entrepreneurial Studies is designed for students who want to become involved in high-growth ventures -- as an entrepreneur, employee, or investor.

What is entrepreneurial studies?

Entrepreneurial studies is not just marketing, management or finance — it’s all of that and more. If you are creative and want to bring that creativity and innovation into your profession — whether you are interested in starting your own business, working for a new venture, investing in start-ups, or becoming involved in new venture creation within an established organization — then entrepreneurial studies is a great choice.

Why study entrepreneurial studies at UNH?

As part of the Paul College of Business and Economics, the business administration major entrepreneurial studies option fosters an entrepreneurial culture throughout the program. It is focused on applied, real-world learning where teachers are not only world-renowned faculty members, but also include entrepreneurs, employers and investors. Key program features include an internship at an entrepreneurial venture, a senior project where students present their own business concept, and the opportunity to team up with engineering/physical science students to develop a technology based business and present a prototype in a national competition.

Potential careers

  • Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial advisor
  • Investor
  • Managing director
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Sales manager


Laura Hill

Educational Program Coordinator II
Phone: (603) 862-3341
Office: Center for Venture Research, Paul College Rm 360H, Durham, NH 03824

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Curriculum & Requirements

The Option in Entrepreneurial Studies is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship and creativity and who seek to learn about starting high growth business, working for a new venture, investing in start-ups or becoming involved in a new venture creation within an established organization. The ES option fosters an entrepreneurial culture throughout the program with a priority on applied learning in the dynamic environment of entrepreneurial ventures. Students apply what they’ve learned to a senior project and in conducting due diligence for investors. The ES option studies entrepreneurship from the entrepreneurs, employees and the investor’s perspective. 

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Adminsistration core requirements
ADMN courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 510Business Statistics4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 775Strategic Management: Decision Making4
Other subject code courses:
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
PAUL 660BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 670BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 680BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 690BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 22

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.

Option in Entrepreneurial Studies

MKTG 763Marketing Analytics4
or MKTG 764 New Product Development
DS 741Private Equity/Venture Capital4
DS 742Internship in Entrepreneurial and Management Practice4
MGT 733Launching New Ventures4
Total Credits16

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