Entrepreneurship Major with Honors Distinction
Open to Eller Undergraduate Honors Students
Eller Honors students with professional admissions status can major in entrepreneurship. This is a double-major, accompanying the student’s primary major (such as finance, marketing, accounting, MIS, business management, and business economics). The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program accepts applications during the students’ junior year, for participation during the senior year.
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program offers honors students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program a distinctive, structured sequence of courses and assignments that when successfully completed satisfy the Honors College thesis requirement. The entrepreneurship honors experience is anchored in two sequential courses: ECON 487H (New Venture Development and Industrial Analysis) and ENTR 484H (Development of New Venture Plans). Honors students participate in a graduate level section of ECON 487 during the fall semester with the expectation that they will gain a deeper knowledge of the covered material that will in turn be integrated into their entrepreneurship team project. This integration is dependent on the honors students’ capacities to process the information and meaningfully communicate it back to their fellow team members. This leadership experience comes under the close supervision of the students’ Entrepreneurship Mentor-in-Residence.
During the spring semester, honors students in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program will rejoin the general undergraduate students. However, honors students will be enrolled in a distinct ENTR 484H section and will be required to complete under the supervision of McGuire faculty and the McGuire Center director a rigorous research project that analyzes and deconstructs the entrepreneurial dimensions of an existing organization. This research project, in conjunction with the standard team-based venture plan, will serve as the honors thesis. The rigor and quality of these assignments will be subject to the approval of both a McGuire faculty member and the director of the McGuire Center.
Acceptance to the undergraduate major in entrepreneurship is highly competitive. Attendance at an Information Session is required to be considered for the program.
All undergraduate applicants are required to attend an Entrepreneurship Information Session. All information sessions will be in McClelland Hall Room 202. Session dates and times are:
- Monday, Oct. 1 – 2-3 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 2 – 2-3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 3 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 4 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 5 – 10-11 a.m.
Additional information sessions will be added after the Eller College of Management Professional Admission process is complete. Exceptions to information session attendance will be made only in extraordinary circumstances.
Intent to Apply
To initiate your application, you need submit the Intent to Apply form, which will be available at the Information Sessions. However, all application requirements must be met for the applicant to be considered for acceptance.
Application materials and submission instructions will be available at the Information Sessions.
McGuire Entrepreneurship Program participants are selected based on their individual applicant profile, and as compared to the overall applicant pool. There is not any one element that speaks more to an applicant’s viability — it is the combined information set.
Advising is available in the McGuire Center by appointment. Drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 520.621.2576, or visit us at the McGuire Center in McClelland Hall Room 202.
For specific plans of study, view Study Programs, or visit the McGuire Center in McClelland 202.