Business Creation and Development Marian University
  
 

 

Programs

A minor in Business Creation and Development for Liberal Arts Majors

The minor, offered to all non-business majors, is targeted primarily to liberal arts (humanities and sciences) students, to support their creativity and provide them with the skills to create their own businesses or practices or to utilize their academic disciplines in a business setting. The minor in business creation and development is designed to create options for members of the
“creative class”1 so they are well equipped to pursue possibilities in their chosen disciplines.

1 Florida, Richard The Rise of the Creative Class

Minor Concentration Curriculum [course catalog]

  • Foundations of Business Creation and Development
  • Creativity and Change
  • Accounting and Finance for Small Business
  • Law and Ethics for Small Business
  • Service Learning
  • Business Plan Capstone

A concentration in Business Creation and Development

Students in the Department of Business are able to pursue a concentration in Business Creation and Development. As with the minor, this concentration will help the students prepare to create their own businesses or to better use their education in a business setting. This program is a strong complement to any major within the Department of Business.

All students in the program will be required to participate in a service learning course, and will be strongly encouraged to have an internship. For both the minor and the concentration, a capstone course will require seniors in the program to create a business plan for a venture of their own design. Local business leaders will be invited to review and critique each student’s plan and the plan must be approved for successful completion of the program.

Concentration Curriculum [course catalog]

  • Foundations of Business Creation and Development
  • Creativity and Change
  • Service Learning
  • Business Plan Capstone
 
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