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BBA Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2011 or thereafter. Revised March 2014.

Profession Overview

Becoming an entrepreneur means taking risks and seizing opportunities while creating your own business. An entrepreneur organizes, operates and assumes the risk for business ventures, all the while striving to minimize risk and maximize the potential of their business. They also must be able to successfully manage and operate every aspect of their business, including but not limited to advertising & marketing, accounting, hiring and firing personnel and production of goods and services. In short, an entrepreneur must have well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of business.

Concentration Overview

The Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration requires completion of 128 credit hours including the following course work:

Pre-Admission course work55 credit hours
Anderson Core31 credit hours
Entrepreneurial Studies course work15 credit hours
***Upper Division Humanities3 credit hours
Additional Free Electives~24 credit hours
Total128 credit hours

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Admission Process

Students must be admitted to Anderson in order to take upper division MGMT courses. Admission applications are submitted online at


Internships are highly recommended. An internship will help you become a viable, experienced job applicant and significantly impact your chances of landing a professional career at graduation. Complete your internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester and earn 3 academic free elective credits. Learn more at

BBA Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring and Summer graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Masters Programs Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Entrepreneurship Faculty Advisor

Raj Mahto
  • Raj Mahto
  • Creative Enterprise Endowed Professor
    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
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  • Phone: (505) 277-2423
  • Office: ASM 2154
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  • Bio: Dr. Mahto received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Memphis in 2006 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2008. Professor Mahto has published in a number of Management journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family and Economics Issues, Family Business Review, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, among other publications.
    Professor Mahto is in the Editorial Board of Family Business Review and International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Strategy. Professor Mahto also served as an ad hoc Reviewer for a number of journals such as Family Business Review and Technovation.
    He teaches a number of entrepreneurship courses, including New Venture Creation, Family Business, Freshman Entrepreneurship, and Managing and Operating Small, Growing Business.

Suggested Schedule

Junior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 300: Operations Management3
MGMT 303: Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 306: Org Behavior & Diversity3
MGMT 322: Marketing Management3
MGMT 398: Career Management Skills1
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours16
Junior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 308: Eth, Pol & Soc. Environ.3
MGMT 310: Legal Issues for Managers3
* MGMT 324: New Ventures Strategies3
* MGMT 384: Professional Selling3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18

Summer/Fall/Spring: Optional Internship

See Career Services for possible credit options.

Senior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 326: Financial Management3
MGMT 450: Computer Based Info Sys.3
* MGMT 495: Managing & Operating Small, Growing Businesses3
** Entrepreneurial Studies Elective3
*** Upper Division Humanities3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours18
Senior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 328: International Management3
MGMT 498: Strategic Management3
** Entrepreneurial Studies Elective3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours15

* Entrepreneurial Management Required Course.

**Choose two (2) electives from the following list:

  • MGMT 362: Leadership Development
  • MGMT 421: International Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 494: Family Business Management
  • MGMT 496: Seminar in Entrepreneurial Financing
  • MGMT 556: New Venture Creation (permission required)

*** Upper-Division Humanities: One 3-hour course, 300-level or above from: American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies

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