May 28, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BS


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The entrepreneurship and innovation major provides students with a fundamental understanding of the dynamic process of creating something unique and adding value by applying an innovative mind-set and an action-oriented perspective, while taking calculated risks. It also equips students to apply this way of thinking and set of behaviors in new and existing organizations, whether for-profit or nonprofit. The program includes a foundational course in creativity and innovation as well as a required practicum where students run their own business. Additional electives include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurial finance, social entrepreneurship, and salesmanship. It prepares graduates to begin their careers as independent entrepreneurs, as managers of new-venture divisions of major corporations and other innovative corporate endeavors, or in venture capital and investment banking activities.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate potential business opportunities
  • Create and implement a business plan in an effective manner
  • Explain how innovativeness, proactiveness, and calculated risk taking contribute to the success of an organization

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Curriculum


122 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements and the above listed Business Core Requirements)

University Electives (12 hours)


LAS Electives (6 hours)


Major Courses


University Core Requirements


  • FYS 101/102, First Year Seminar
  • GHS (6 hours) Global & Historical Studies
  • PCA Perspective in Creative Arts
  • PWB Physical Well Being
  • NW Natural World
  • TI Texts & Ideas

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