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Columbia College Bachelor's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Be your own boss with a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship Degree from Columbia College.

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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 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
  • Start-ups
  • Business development
  • Business event planning
  • Business operations
  • General management
  • Marketing
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Raj Sachdev

"The college’s leadership has shown great faith in me to build relationships with our students, faculty and also with business leaders around the country and I take that responsibility very seriously."

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Available program formats

  • General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
  • Core requirements 45 credit hours
  • Electives 18 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 6 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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