Entrepreneurship Double Major

Eller undergraduate students

Eller undergraduate students with professional admissions status can receive a double major in entrepreneurship when they complete the McGuire New Venture Development Program

Entrepreneurship Major 

The entrepreneurship double major is a senior year program open to Eller undergraduate students. Interested undergraduate students with Eller professional admissions status must complete an application during the winter of their junior year. 

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One of the few research universities in the country to offer an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship, the University of Arizona's award-winning McGuire New Venture Development Program offers a competitive one-year interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare selected students for success as entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The entrepreneurship is offered as a double major only for Eller undergraduate students who are accepted into the McGuire NVD Program. Eller students who complete the McGuire NVD Program's two core courses, Venture Development I and II, and additional marketing and finance classes (see below) receive a double major in entrepreneurship, which accompanies the student’s primary business major (finance, marketing, accounting, MIS, business management, business economics, etc.). Interested students with Eller professional admissions status must complete an application during the winter of their junior year. For more information, please visit Eller Entrepreneurship Major or contact your academic advisor. 

The Eller entrepreneurship double major is a Fall-start program only. Students must take the following classes: 

Fall Semester

ENTR 487: New Venture Development & Industry Analysis (Venture Development I)

Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m./Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.

MKTG 480: Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs 

Tuesdays/Thursdays 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

FIN 480: Finance for New Ventures Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-3:15 p.m.

Spring Semester 

ENTR 484: Development of New Venture Plans 
(Venture Development II)

Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m.

ENTR 420L: Innovation Principles and Environments Laboratory
(for honors students only)

Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.



Honors Students

Honors students from the Eller College of Management may take ENTR 487, ENTR 484, FIN 480, and MKTG 480 for Honors credit (15 credits). Additionally, they may also complete their Honors thesis through the McGuire NVD Program, which entails taking ENTR 420L (1-credit) in the Spring. In total, 16 Honors credits and an Honors thesis may be completed through the McGuire NVD Program. If you have additional questions, please contact your Honors advisor.