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Entrepreneurship (B.S.B.A.)

Where Theory Meets Practice

Here, we know that good business does more than make money. It drives innovation. It creates new opportunities. And it even helps solve the world's most pressing problems.

As a UD entrepreneurship major, you'll learn to launch and sustain a business. But this program does not simply talk theory; it involves real decisions and action. During the Sophomore Experience, you will create and run a microbusiness with $5,000 in start-up capital. More than $50,000 in venture capital is provided annually to launch these businesses, and you will receive support from the Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership as you move your business from the red to the black. In your senior seminar, you'll either write a complete business plan for your future company or solve a problem for an existing entrepreneurial business.

The entrepreneurship program is selective and requires a student application process for current School of Business students. To learn more about how to apply to entrepreneurship, please refer to our Entrepreneurship Major Application. To learn more about the available entrepreneurship courses and to view a sample plan of study, please reference our Academic Catalog.

Facts and Figures

Top 50

entrepreneurship program in the nation

4th

largest student-run business in the country

100%

of entrepreneurship majors start and run a business

A High-Quality Education

  • Sophomore Experience
  • Flyer Enterprises
  • Flyer Pitch
  • Handy Hats

    As part of the sophomore experience, teams receive $5,000 of venture capital from the University to start and operate their own microbusiness. Danielle Ruffolo was not expecting to start her own business as part of this experience, but the class project turned into an opportunity.

    Become a CEO Before You Graduate

    With Flyer Enterprises, the fastest-growing and fourth-largest student-run business in the nation, employees learn to lead on the job, running a business as they earn their bachelor’s degree. Work your way up the corporate ladder, from a barista at the Blend to CEO of Flyer Enterprises, where you’ll oversee more than 200 employees, 10 divisions and more than $1.2 million in annual revenue .

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    Just Pitch It

    Held annually, the Flyer Pitch competition is one of the largest collegiate-level business plan contests in the nation. Its three events - elevator pitch, cameo round and final round - award more than $70,000 in cash prizes and $50,000 in in-kind prizes. More than 36 new ventures have been launched as a result of the competition, and they have raised $171 million in capital.

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    DESIGN YOUR ACADEMIC PATH

    Double Major

    Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.

    BWISE

    To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.

    Minors

    Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    Career Outcomes

    At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

    Academic and Career Advising

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    CONTACT

    Department of Management and Marketing

    Miriam Hall, Room 710
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2271
    937-229-3745
    Email

    AACSB Accredited

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.