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Entrepreneurs create and manage their own businesses. They take advantage of an opportunity in the market to develop a new product or service, or improve what is currently available. Entrepreneurs oversee all aspects of running an organization, including financial planning, human resources, marketing, production and managing daily operations.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship provides students with
a solid foundation in all areas of owning and operating a business. The final project in the capstone course for Entrepreneurship is to complete a business plan. Students develop an idea from creation to completion and are then ready to go forward with that idea as they begin their own business. Colorado Mesa University also offers an Entrepreneurship Club, and sponsors an Entrepreneurship Day with guest speakers.


• Business Owner
• Chief Executive Officer
• Consultant
• Creative Director
• Development Manager
• Director
• Entrepreneur
• Founder
• Franchisee
• Managing Director
• Manager
• President
• Proprietor
• Small Business Manager

Note: Some of the occupations listed above may require additional education, experience, or training beyond a bachelor’s degree. To research these occupations use the Career Research Resources links below.

• Create a budget and obtain financing for a business venture
• Market a product or service
• Manage personnel, including hiring, supervising, scheduling, and benefits/compensation
• Keep records of business transactions like sales or purchases
• Direct daily business operations related to creating a product or providing a service
• Find ways to improve profits and reduce costs
• Forecast customer demand and set prices
• Plan store layout and displays as well as stocking shelves and inventorying purchase needs
• Negotiate contracts with other companies or customers

 • Consulting Firms
• Franchises
• Manufacturers
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Service Providers
• Small Businesses

Skills Needed by Entrepreneurship majors:

• Marketing/advertising expertise
• Innovative
• High tolerance for uncertainty
• Ability to maintain financial records
• Risk-taker
• Problem solving skills
• Creativity
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Ability to take initiative
• Organizational and strategic planning skills
• Self-motivated
• Strong work ethic
• Interpersonal and written communication skills
• Persuasive
• Leadership skills
• Analytical and critical thinking skills
• Sound decision-making
• Computer skills
• Independent

Other Entrepreneurship resources