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Entrepreneurship Track

This track aims to prepare students to play crucial roles in the new venture community—whether as founders, investors, policy makers, technologists, general executives, or otherwise.

Through case discussions, workshops, guest speakers, and team projects, the track's coursework provides an education in and experience with the tools, techniques, and transformations involved in the creations of value through new ventures


The Entrepreneurship Track is open to Commerce students whose academic requirements allow them the flexibility to complete the required 12 credit hours. All interested students must successfully complete COMM 4680, two elective courses, and one Capstone course in order to complete the requirements of the Entrepreneurship Track.



Coursework includes lectures, case discussions, short-form pitches and long-form presentations, viability assessments, rapid prototyping exercises, guest speakers, and a venture acceleration laboratory.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • COMM 3230 Managing Innovation or COMM 4680 Entrepreneurship
  • COMM 4681 Entrepreneurship Track Capstone

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the courses listed below:

  • ARCH 3070 Foundations in Design Thinking
  • BME 3030 Design & Innovation in Medicine
  • COMM 3200 Project and Product Management
  • COMM 3230 Managing Innovation (if not used for required course)
  • COMM 3420 Commercial Law II
  • COMM 3790 Venture Capital and the Emerging Firm
  • COMM 4250 Digital Innovation
  • COMM 4251 Digital Safari
  • COMM 4330 Negotiating for Value
  • COMM 4381 Developing & Managing Innovative Products
  • COMM 4529 GCI: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the “Startup Nation” Israel
  • COMM 4559 GCI: Social Innovation in Nepal: Pre-Departure
  • COMM 4589 GCI: Social Entrepreneurship in Small Island Developing States
  • COMM 4620 Strategic Leadership
  • COMM 4680 Entrepreneurship (If not used in required courses)
  • EDLF 2050 What the Innovators Do: Strategies to Transform the Lives of Youth
  • LPPS 3050 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • LPPS 4730 Impact Investing
  • LPPS 4735 Experiential Social Entrepreneurship
  • STS 2830 Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship
  • STS 2850 Government and Entrepreneurship

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McIntire’s Office of Undergraduate Admission collaborates with prospective B.S. in Commerce students, helping in a variety of ways.

We encourage prospective students to contact us early in the admissions process to take advantage of all of our advising opportunities, including academic advising, information sessions, and other events, or to connect with a student ambassador. 

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