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  • B.S. in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship

    Start real businesses while earning your B.S. in Business Administration
    Learn how to be a successful entrepreneur and gain real-world experience from our executive faculty.
    School of Business
    Dobbs Ferry & Bronx

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Business Administration: Entrepreneurship B.S. Curriculum

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

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

Business Administration Core

  • 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

Specialization *

  • 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. 

How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
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.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
I work full time. I have many responsibilities, family among them. How can I earn a degree?
By taking advantage of Mercy College's "B & C Terms" or enrolling online. B & C Terms are two eight-week terms that run during a semester. Classes are twice a week. Usually Monday - Wednesday and Tuesday -Thursday. (5:50-8:20pm & 8:30-11pm.) You can be a fulltime student by taking two courses in the B term and two courses in the C term.
What if I need help in registering and selecting classes?
You may call the undergraduate School of Business office at 914-674-7479 to set up an appointment for advisement.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business

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.

Business Administration: Entrepreneurship FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
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.

Business Administration: Entrepreneurship Fast Facts

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

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
  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • 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