BS BA with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship focuses on the processes of innovation and new venture development in both established organizations and startup new ventures. Emphasizing technological innovation, this multidisciplinary sequence of courses seeks to prepare students for successful careers either as founders or key functional managers in emerging growth firms, or as leaders of technological innovation in established firms.

What Makes Our Program Special

  • Exceptional faculty with significant real world experience
  • Robust curriculum
  • Internships and projects with startups and established technology firms
  • Frequent interaction with industry professionals
  • Outstanding student programs including:
    • UT Dallas Business Idea Competition
    • Entrepreneurship Club
      • Distinguished Speaker Series
      • Networking events

Innovation is the engine that drives the global economy, accounting for the majority of net new job creation each year. The most exciting opportunities in the global “innovation economy” of the future will involve individuals who can manage innovation to create exceptional value for their customers. The BSBA degree with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to prepare students to hold exciting leadership positions at the forefront of this global innovation economy.

In addition to a rigorous curriculum and an exceptional classroom experience, the concentration offers students multiple opportunities to meet, learn from and network with leading industry professionals, including entrepreneurs, investment professionals and executives from major technology companies. Students are encouraged to compete in the annual UT Dallas Business Idea Competition, participate in the Entrepreneurship Club’s networking events and Distinguished Speaker Series, work as interns in support of startup companies in the UT Dallas Venture Development Center, and get involved in the community outreach programs of the award-winning UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

At UT Dallas, we really believe that “Innovation is Where the Action Is!”

Come join us and experience the excitement!

Madison Pedigo, MBA, CPA
Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs

(972) 883-4481
Office – JSOM 4.202

The BSBA with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an exciting program that engages students with relevant curriculum, in-class projects and interaction with industry professionals. A brief summary of the program is provided below:

Monica Raofpur (BS- Marketing)
Cloud CRM Sales Consultant at Oracle
Placed in top 10 of the 2012-2013 national Collegiate Sale Open

“The entrepreneurship courses I took helped me understand how businesses operate and what it takes to create and deliver a winning business presentation.”

Eric Sutter (BSBA With I&E Concentration)
Founder and President, EMS Barcode Solutions

  “The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration was extremely helpful in providing the background I needed to launch my own business after graduation. Advice from faculty was also terrific. My company launched in 2011 and is doing very well.”

Mindy Tiu (B.S. in Marketing and B.S in Business Administration-I&E Concentration) ,
Commercial Leadership Program, General Electric Company
Team member on the 2012 BIC winning YouPark Team

“The I&E courses have been extremely valuable for me. I’m learning skill sets that will help me whether I work for a large company or decide to start my own business someday.”

An example of course sequencing for the innovation and entrepreneurship concentration is provided below. This is just an example, and courses can be taken in any order as long as course prerequisites are met.

Sophomore Junior Senior
ENTP 3301
ENTP 3360
Entrepreneurial Finance
ENTP 3320
Startup Launch
ENTP 4311
Entrepreneurial Strategy
ENTP 4330
Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTP 4320
Small Business Management
ENTP 4350
Corporate Entrepreneurship
ENTP 4340
Social Entrepreneurship
ENTP 4360
Innovation and Creativity
ENTP 4v90
ENTP 4v90