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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship Major, B.A.

All candidates for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship must satisfy the General Studies requirements, Entrepreneurship Major requirements, and Minor area requirements described in the following sections. The basic structure of the B.A. in Entrepreneurship program is:

B.A. Entrepreneurship Requirements
Required Courses Semester Hours
General Studies 33
Major in Entrepreneurship 54
Minor 18-24
Unrestricted General Electives* 9-15
Total Hours (minimum) 120

*Unrestricted general elective credits will vary depending on the choice of Minor. Total unrestricted general electives must be sufficient for the student to meet MSU Denver's minimum required 120 semester hours.

Note: MSU Denver's Multicultural requirement may be satisfied by taking an approved Multicultural course in the General Studies or the unrestricted general electives portion of the program requirements.

General Studies Requirements

The academic foundation for a successful business career or graduate work is a broad liberal arts education.

Written Communication

  • Choose any approved

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

  • Quantitative Literacy Elective Credits: 3

Arts and Humanities

  • Arts and Humanities Elective Credits: 6


  • Historical Elective Credits: 3

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Natural and Physical Sciences Electives Credits: 6

Global Diversity

Students may satisfy the Global Diversity requirement by completing any course designated as Global Diversity within one of the following General Studies categories: Arts and Humanities; Historical; or Natural and Physical Sciences. Students may also use an unrestricted general elective to satisfy this requirement.

Total for General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Entrepreneurship Major Requirements

The Entrepreneurship Major provides students with the marketable skills needed to be successful entrepreneurs and pursue both an avocation and an occupation in some combination. The Entrepreneurship Major requirements consist of fourteen required courses (42 credit hours) and four approved entrepreneurship elective courses (12 credit hours). A minimum grade of “C-” or better is required in all entrepreneurship major courses.


To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship, a student must successfully complete 30 or more credit hours of business coursework at MSU Denver. This 30-hour residency requirement can be met by completing any business courses with the prefix ACC, ACCM, BNK, BUS, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT and MKT and a course number of 2000 or higher. A student must complete at least twelve (12) upper-division semester hours in business courses at MSU Denver.

MSU Denver requires that students successfully complete forty (40) or more credit hours of upper division coursework.

A grade of ”C-” or better must be earned in each Entrepreneurship Major course in order to have that course count toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship.

Students may take more than four entrepreneurship elective courses. Additional entrepreneurship courses will be counted as unrestricted general electives.