West Liberty University offers three options for students who desire to prepare academically and practically for starting a new business or being an innovator in an existing organization.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Entrepreneurship Major (120 Credit Hour Degree Program)

Entrepreneurship in the College of Business is defined as the pursuit of opportunities through vision, leadership, and passion that challenges the status quo and transforms products, markets, services, or organizations. Entrepreneurship implies risk-taking, innovation, and growth, not necessarily ownership, and can occur in organizations of various sizes and at different stages of development. The goal of the Entrepreneurship major is to encourage creativity, self-reliance, and a “can do” attitude among business students through exposure to the entrepreneurship attitude; promote an understanding and appreciation of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial organizations and assist students in the development of their own entrepreneurial plans in an applied learning experience.

The B.S.B.A./Entrepreneurship is a four-year baccalaureate degree, offering students a broad exposure to the academic business discipline with focused study in Entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Non-Majors

The Entrepreneurship Program is designed to provide students across all educational majors with a unique learning experience in the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurs are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Entrepreneurs see “problems” as “opportunities,” then take action to identify the solutions to those problems and the customers who will pay to have those problems solved. Entrepreneurship is a key to economic development. Entrepreneurs like to do things that are exciting–things that bend the rules a bit in order to fulfill a passion for creativity, innovation and change.

Entrepreneurship Minor (open to all WLU students)

The Entrepreneurship Minor requires 18 credit hours and can be added to any major from any college in the university.  The minor provides students with exposure to concepts in the areas of creative thinking, entrepreneurial skills, promotions, legal issues, and raising capital, and students complete an internship to apply their skills in a real business situation.

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Entrepreneurship Certificate (open to all WLU students, including non-degree-seeking students)

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship requires 15 credit hours and provides an opportunity for students in degree programs or non-degree-seeking students who simply want to experience some college coursework to study entrepreneurial concepts and skills.

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