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Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Track (B.S.)

B.S., Management,
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Track

Eberly College of Business and Information Tech.

What You'll Do

Independent thinkers see opportunities and are willing to apply themselves to make them pay off. As a Management major pursuing the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management track at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll learn the techniques behind successfully starting a business and keeping it running.

Among the classes you’ll take are Accounting Principles I and II, Legal Environment of Business, Fundamentals of Finance, Principles of Marketing, Production and Operations Management, Business Statistics, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Planning.

In the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management track, you’ll gain an outstanding educational foundation on which to build a small business. This track is also an ideal preparation for working in a small business, where the manager often must perform several roles and manage aspects of both operations and human resources.

What You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science in Management degree achieved in pursuit of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management track prepares you for starting or working in a small business. For those working in a small business, the services sector, including health care, information technology, finance, and transportation, is expected to offer more job growth potential for managers than will manufacturing through the year 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, as industrial companies downsize, they need managers who can streamline their operations or run more than one area.

During economic slowdowns, businesses that are large tend to outsource some operations to reduce costs, often creating opportunities for their smaller counterparts.

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Special Features

  • Through the Small Business Institute at IUP, business students work under close supervision by faculty members to assist clients with accounting systems, market studies, computer system installation, business planning, and operations management.
  • IUP has offered an Entrepreneur-in-Training camp to incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors. The weeklong camp for commuters exposes aspiring business leaders to a variety of business concepts, such as leadership, business planning, and financial management.
  • The IUP ExcEL Center (Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Center) provides students with opportunities to pursue an entrepreneurial path while in college.
  • Business majors can be involved in a variety of student organizations, including International Business Association, Management Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Gamma Nu, Pi Omega Pi, Student Accounting Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Students in Free Enterprise, and Student Marketing Association.
  • The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology offers a variety of scholarships and an honors program.