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BS in Entrepreneurship

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

AACSB

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship provides the business training needed to launch and grow a successful enterprise.

The Path of an Entrepreneur

  • Entrepreneurs don’t follow career paths — they make their own. At UIC Business, we understand the vision, drive and determination that makes entrepreneurs successful, and we teach students how to translate dreams into plans and how to access the resources needed to transform their goals into reality.
  • Students in the bachelor of entrepreneurship program gain knowledge of business planning, financing, marketing, management, information technology and consulting. You’ll learn how to apply this knowledge to new ventures, small enterprises and family businesses.
  • While some students launch their own business ventures or join family firms while they are students or immediately after graduation, the majority of entrepreneurs launch their ventures later in their careers. Entrepreneurship majors are often hired into management training positions by employers who value entrepreneurial thinking.

Program Outcomes

With an entrepreneurship degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Evaluate and write business venture plans
  • Identify and screen potential entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Analyze economic conditions
  • Unravel legal issues (establishing partnerships, incorporating, issuing IPOs, etc.)
  • Consult with business owners
  • Take the reins at a family business
  • Create and manage e-commerce companies

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Managerial Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies. Students who wish to pursue the entrepreneurship degree may seek individual advising on their programs of study through the Undergraduate Programs office.

Course List

Code Title Hours

Summary of Requirements 

  • General Course Requirements 48hrs
  • Business Core 42 hrs
  • Major Requirements 18 hrs
  • Business Electives 12 hrs
  • Total Hours 120 hrs

General and Basic Course Requirements

  • See General and Basic Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

  • See Business Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Course List

Code Title Hours

Required Courses 

  • ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  • ENTR 445 New Venture Planning 3
  • ENTR 454 Entrepreneurship New Venture Formation 3
  • Nine additional hours selected from among the nonrequired 300- or 400-level courses in Entrepreneurship (except ENTR 499), or ENTR 444. 9
  • ENTR 320
  • Entrepreneurship Internship Program
  • ENTR 420
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 430
  • Family Business Management
  • ENTR 435
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 444
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 464
  • Entrepreneurial Consulting
  • ENTR 494
  • Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Total Hours 18
  • Business Electives

Course List

Code Title Hours

Courses 

  • Select 12 hours from courses offered at the 300- or 400-level in the College of Business Administration, except the 495 Integrative courses. It is recommended that students choose from the following list of courses, which are particularly related to Entrepreneurship. Some courses have prerequisites, which will require careful planning. Students may also choose to use their business electives to complete a second concentration or business minor, which will require careful planning. 12
  • ACTG 355
  • Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
  • MGMT 453
  • Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 463
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MGMT 470
  • Training and Development
  • MGMT 486
  • Managerial Consulting
  • MKTG 462
  • Marketing Research
  • MKTG 463
  • Marketing and Sales Channels
  • MKTG 470
  • Branding
  • MKTG 473
  • Introduction to Sales
  • MKTG 474
  • Advertising
  • MKTG 475
  • Product Management
  • MKTG 476
  • Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing
  • MKTG 479
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Total Hours 12

Sample Business Major Curriculum

  • See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section. See your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 
  • Tuition $33,000
  •  Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300 Other $2,000

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