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BA/MBA in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

The Computer Science Department, the LaPenta School of Business and the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offer a five-year program wherein students can complete a BA in Computer Science, a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a Minor in Business in the first four years, and then a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an MBA in the fifth year. Students will graduate prepared for in-demand jobs in established businesses or the high-tech start-up world, with experience and skills that make them stand out among Computer Science and MBA graduates. This program also allows the flexibility for students to make changes at any point if they find their interest piqued in a particular area.

Four-Year BA in Computer Science with Minors in Entrepreneurship and Business

Entrepreneurship Minor

Course Title Credits
ENT 200 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Practice & Mindset Applied to Business and Social Science area of core
PHL 219 Ethics and Entrepreneurial Leadership Applied to Humanities area of core
ENT 301 Introduction to Ideation and Design Thinking 3
ENT 302 Introduction to Business Modeling 3
ENT 401 or
ENT 402
Entrepreneurship Internship or
Entrepreneurship Innovation and Practice

Total Entrepreneurship Minor: 9 credits

Business Minor
Select Five of the Following

Course Title Credits
BUS 150 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220 Principles of Management 3
BUS 230 Principles of Finance 3
BUS 240 Principles of Marketing 3

Total Business Minor: 15 credits

Open Electives: 9 credits

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Summer after Fourth Year

Course Title Credits
ENT 500 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the 21st Century Waived by ENT 200
ENT 601 Ideation and Design Thinking 3
ENT 602 Business Modeling 3
ENT 603 Financing and Sustaining your Entrepreneurial Venture 3
ENT 702 Studio Course 3

Total Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

MBA - Fifth Year

Course Credits
Graduate Certificate 12
Remaining MBA courses 27

Total MBA Credits: 39