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Business Administration: Entrepreneurship Overview

In the past decade, the world has witnessed an unprecedented level of technological and cultural innovation. Never before in history have individuals had the ability or opportunity to quickly bring their business ideas and dreams into reality. Mercy College’s B.S. in Entrepreneurship provides students with the information and resources they need to transform themselves into successful innovators and business owners. Students will interact with faculty members who have an extensive history of successful entrepreneurship, helping them develop the strategic and practical skills they need to launch a new business in the 21st century. Graduates of the program will be prepared to tackle the diverse array of challenges and opportunities that await them in this exciting new global economy.

Entrepreneur in brief meeting with employees.

Career Opportunities

The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator—a designer of new ideas and business processes. Management skills and strong team building abilities are often perceived as essential leadership attributes for successful entrepreneurs.

What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage

  • Hands-on work with start ups
  • Leaders in business as professors
  • Center for Entrepreneurship - Opportunity to run a student business 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and international business

  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a business decision

  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business

  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making

  • Demonstrate knowledge of core financial accounting concepts and their application to business

  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment

  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in entrepreneurship

  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of an entrepreneurial decision

Social Entrepreneurship: Studio7Music Enriches the Lives of Millions with Disabilities

Mercy students are helping to launch a new venture which could make a big social and economic impact in the marketplace, serving a neglected demographic and creating jobs in the recreational therapy industry. The Mercy team presented its work at the 2013 Enactus National Competition and was honored as Rookie of the Year.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
ECON 125, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CIS 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core: 30 Credits
Specialization: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.


Business Administration Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship must complete:

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing




  • ENTR 300 Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 310 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • ENTR 320 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 400 New Ventures I
  • ENTR 410 New Ventures II
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internship.