Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Transfer Pathways offer students a powerful option: the opportunity to transfer to Metropolitan State, or one of the other six Minnesota State universities. with junior-year status after completing the Business Transfer Pathway AS at one of our partner institutions. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that all courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field. Visit Metropolitan State University’s Transfer Resources for more information.
The BS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation helps students build their dreams by providing students the knowledge, skills, experience, and career opportunities to create or energize a business. Whether the dream is to start a new business, launch a career as an innovative manager within an existing organization, support a family business, become a franchisee, or build inner leadership skills, this discipline will help students achieve their economic and personal goals.
The experiential education classes help students think like an entrepreneur, build confidence, engage in real world cases, and create their own destiny. Taught by experts in the industry and scholars with entrepreneurial experience, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses are uniquely tied to the extensive entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Twin Cities and the nation. Students are exposed to a broad range of community experts that further supplement their education, career options, and resources.
This program can be completed on campus, fully online, or by combining on campus and online courses. Program requirements are the same, regardless of the delivery mode. However, currently one elective, ENTR 510 Social Entrepreneurship is only offered on campus.
Declare Your Program
To be eligible for acceptance to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:
- COM Foundation Courses with a grade of C- or better
The COM Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.
The entrepreneurship and innovation program includes courses in the following areas:
General Education and Liberal Studies
Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University.
Unrestricted electives as needed to total a minimum of 120 credits.
Many College of Management courses are sequenced and build on previous learning. Students must complete course prerequisites before registering for a course which requires prerequisites. In addition, students must complete 30 credits of coursework, including introductory and intermediate writing before they can register for College of Management upper division courses (those numbered 300 and above). MGMT 499 Case Studies in Strategic Management is a capstone class which should be taken during the last semester of the student's program.
- FIN 392 is a co-requisite for FIN 511, FIN 560 and FIN 595. (To enroll in FIN 511, FIN 560 or FIN 595, a student must either first complete FIN 392, or be concurrently enrolled in FIN 392.)
- FIN 392 is a prerequisite for FIN 496.
- ACCT 310 is not a prerequisite for FIN 595, although it was at one time.
- ACCT 310 is a prerequisite for ACCT 515.
Transfer of Credit
Transfer course evaluation is made by the faculty in the College of Management consistent with the requirements of Minnesota State Policy 3.2 and Minnesota State Procedure 3.21.1 (Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer). COM faculty will accept a course as meeting a COM major or minor requirement if the course content is equivalent to or acceptable in place of a Metropolitan State University course as determined by COM faculty;
- the course was taught at a similar or higher level as the comparable COM course;
- the content and level of the course are consistent with state/national-level professional, industry and licensure standards; and
- the course carries a grade of "C-" or "S" or higher.
Management information systems transfer courses must meet "sunset" policy requirements which specify the maximum time between when the course was taken and when the student was admitted to Metropolitan State. If a course is not accepted because too much time has elapsed since the course was completed, a student may demonstrate competence in some courses via exam. Formal articulation agreements between Metropolitan State and other institutions identify transfer of courses between those institutions.
Credit and Residency Requirements
At least 24 credits from among the Business Core Courses, Major Required Courses, Major Electives, and Capstone must be completed at Metropolitan State. The College of Management Residency Requirement (20 credits) Is satisfied by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major Residency Requirement. In addition, students must complete at least 30 credits at Metropolitan State University in order to graduate.
College of Management Double Major Policy
Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.
Courses required for your specific program are listed in the right column on this page. They include prerequisite, foundation, core and elective courses. Contact your advisor with questions concerning your degree plan.