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New Entrepreneurship Major in Business Complements Other Majors

A new program in Emporia State’s School of Business will help students in all majors with entrepreneurial goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship prepares students with the mindset, skills and resources to launch a business in their area of interest.

“This unique degree will allow students from any discipline to convert their diverse interests, passions and educational backgrounds into entrepreneurial endeavors,” explained Dr. Carol Lucy, assistant professor of business administration.

The program, which begins in fall 2021, is the first of its kind in the United States that will be accredited by AACSB International.

Skills learned through the major include how to create solutions to customers’ problems, think innovatively, create a business plan, conduct market research, manage the new business and work in collaborative environments in an ever-changing global marketplace.

Because the program is interdisciplinary, students can determine how it fits with their own long-term goals. For instance, a student majoring in art would benefit from the skills and knowledge gained to open an art studio.

The undergraduate degree includes 120 hours of course work. It can be a primary major for students in any discipline of study.

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