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Discover innovation and entrepreneurship at Columbia College
The innovation and entrepreneurship program is a great option for creative thinkers who are self-starters with lots of ideas.
The program encourages the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. Students learn how to apply foundational business tools to their own start-up or help improve existing businesses.
Prepare to lead an entrepreneurial organization by developing an entrepreneurial mindset and structure which recognizes the significance of the innovation process. Explore new venture initiatives, while learning how to transform opportunities into financial, cultural, or social value for others.
According to the NCES, “in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business” . Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Opportunities to study:
- Business ethics
- Human resource management
- International business
- Intrapreneurship: corporate entrepreneurship
- Small business management
Prepare to implement new ideas
The U.S. economy relies heavily on the creation of businesses that result in new products, services and jobs.
The innovation and entrepreneurship program includes a variety of courses to prepare students to bring ideas to life. You’ll also graduate ready to use foundational business skills to sustain, implement and see ideas through to maturity.
You’ll also be prepared to help existing businesses remain relevant in an ever-changing market.
Self-employment and business-related employment are growing at a faster-than-average rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some possible paths include:
- Business consulting
- Business development
- Business event planning
- Business operations
- General management
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
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- Core requirements 69 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Development of written, oral and interpersonal skills for effective communication in the business world. Emphasis on clear, effective business correspondence, improved interpersonal skills and public speaking. Students learn appropriate real-world skills and strategies to increase their abilities to apply this knowledge. Prerequisite: ENGL 133W.
Provides a framework that enables students to recognize, understand and apply the language, theory and models of the field of business analytics. Cross-listed as MGMT 278.
Introduction to specific economic units and to individual markets and individual interactions within an economy. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. G.E.
Survey of principles of management. Familiarity with the history and evolution of the field and with modern principles and their application.