Your future looks bright

Inspired by an intrepid spirit. Informed by best practices in business management.

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Are you a self-starter bursting with brilliant ideas? Do you have a solution in mind that could help your community, save lives, and make the world a better place? With FLC’s Entrepreneurship & Small Business major, you’ll learn how to recognize opportunities, develop business plans, and understand the legal ins and outs of running a small business.

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
Electives
  • 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
Michael Valdez, Associate Professor of Management

"We have some of the coolest partners and opportunities for undergraduate students in the nation, including meaningful internships, resources to make their ideas a reality, and a chance to win a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise."

 

Go out and do after graduation

Entrepreneurship student with open sign

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. You'll develop skills in opportunity recognition, idea creation, business plan development, and the legal aspects of starting and running a business.

These skills set you up to:

  • Start a new for-profit business
  • Purchase an existing business
  • Purchase & run a franchise business
  • Develop & create “spin-off” ventures for existing businesses
  • Take over a family business