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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Every Industry Needs Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is more than just a desire to start your own business. It’s a mindset. 

Whether you’re setting out on your own, growing the family business, or contributing to a larger organization—all workplaces benefit from employees who are forward-thinking, innovative, and exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit. 

York College’s bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will teach you how to pair your drive to succeed with a dynamic skill set. You’ll develop a strong understanding of organizational operations, and you’ll gain firsthand experience in building something from the ground up. With a network of supportive faculty and resources like the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, you’ll be able to jump-start your career while earning your degree.

York College prepares students to start their business sooner rather than later in life, take their family business to the next level, or join a larger company and become a corporate entrepreneur. Download a transcript of this video.

Majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Key Courses

    Key Courses

    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation major offers a wide variety of required classes, electives, and real-world learning opportunities. These include:

    • ENT 150: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • ENT 260: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    • ENT 350: Creativity and Innovation
    • ENT 360: Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
    • ENT 495: Business Plan Writing
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    No matter your interests, York College’s experienced faculty will guide you toward real-world opportunities that allow you to build a strong professional network in your preferred subject area.

    These are just a few of the many career opportunities available to graduates of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program:

    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Small Business Owner
    • Account Manager
    • Analyst
    • Product Manager
    • Marketing Strategist
    • Finance Manager
    • Management Consultant
  • Internships & Work Experience

    Internships & Work Experience

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation students receive academic credit for completing an internship experience. Many students work directly with local and regional small business owners, getting an inside look at how these businesses operate and how their entrepreneurs approach management. 

    Additionally, classes in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation major include a number of project-based learning opportunities—including “Spartan Startup,” during which student teams create a product or service to solve a real problem.

  • Mentorship & Community

    Mentorship & Community

    Relationship-building is a hallmark of our programs in the Graham School of Business at York College. In addition to working closely with faculty members who care about helping you to achieve your goals, you’ll learn how to form good networking relationships with professionals in your industry.

    Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program are also invited to conduct research alongside a faculty member through an independent study. As a result of this undergraduate research opportunity, some past students have co-authored academic papers while still enrolled at York College.

  • Accreditation & Professional Recognition

    Accreditation & Professional Recognition

    ACBSP Accredited School The Entrepreneurship and Innovation, B.B.A., program is accredited by ACBSP.

    This accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

Contact Us
Graham School of Business
Michele Yoder, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship
Willman Business Center, 301
Phone: 717.815.1701