Go out and do

Entrepreneurship student with open sign

With a small business degree

Inspired by the spirit of the wild west, informed by best practices in business management, you’ll learn to successfully bring your business ideas into the world. Based on the Business Administration platform, this program reaches into concepts such as opportunity recognition and idea creation, and grounds students in business plan development and the legal aspects of starting and running a business. You’ll be asked to call on your grit and resilience as well as your critical thinking skills through this program's many experiential learning opportunities and community connections.

Featured courses

Courses for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business major are selected to prepare you to enter the game fully equipped for success. These are just SOME of the classes you can look forward to taking...

Core courses
  • BA 205: New Business Venturing
  • BA 302: Human Resource Management
  • BA 306: Business Creativity & Innovation
  • MK 381: Digital Marketing
  • BA 437: Internship in Business
  • BA 363: Local Business
  • MK380: Social Media Marketing
  • MK 385: Consumer Behavior
Specific to this program
  • BA 421: Advanced New Business Venturing
  • BA 4XX: International Entrepreneurship
  • BA 438: Applied Entrepreneurship & Franchise Venture

Community partnerships

Strengthening this program, and making it truly unique, are the community partnerships and relationships that contribute to students' education. In addition to your required internship, you'll have guest lecturers, and. opportunites to compete, collaborate, and find mentors.

Win your own store

Win the chance to own and operate a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store when you take the Applied Entrepreneurship course.

Compete for your store

Business plan competition

Win a piece of the $15,000 in cash awards to take your business off the ground in the Hawk Tank business plan competition.

Go to Hawk Tank

Collective innovation

Make your business idea a reality with support from the local business community at the region's economic hub: The Center for Innovation.

Center for Innovation
Steve Elisa, Dean of the School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College

"At Fort Lewis College, we are intent on creating opportunities for our students and our community, and this is an amazing, hands-on experience for all of our stakeholders."