BS in Entrepreneurial Studies and Engineering Management Degree Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies with an Emphasis in Engineering Management

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Entrepreneurial Studies with an Emphasis in Engineering Management degree program from Grand Canyon University (GCU) addresses solving real-world problems with the tools of technology. Business students are paired with different types of engineering students, such as electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, at the start of the program and for the final capstone projects. 

The engineering management degree emphasis embraces servant leadership, innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and business skills in order to develop the comprehensive citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders required in today's global economy.

Learn Business and Management Skills as an Engineering Entrepreneurship Student

Graduates of the engineering management degree emphasis program from GCU are able to effectively communicate and execute critical thinking in professional, global business environments as contributing team members and change agents.

This program provides students with an opportunity to develop engineering and business degree skills to think analytically, ask the right questions, solve problems and function as entrepreneurs in their own business or intrapreneurs in larger companies.

Engineering entrepreneurship degree emphasis students will develop their talents as managers, servant leaders and successful strategic thinkers throughout their program. They will use this knowledge in a writing-intensive course that serves as the capstone experience in business and management. This course includes the gradual development of a comprehensive and integrative business plan that can support students post graduation.

Listening to the voice of the customer will be a focus to incorporate the client’s desires into a product using “design for X” principles.

The capstone experience in the engineering management degree emphasis includes the gradual development of a strategic business model canvas to further evaluate business opportunities.

Engineering entrepreneurship students will gain engineering and business knowledge during the capstone project through collaborative experiences with different types of engineering and technology students. Students will learn to establish market viability, explore product market fit and other skills needed to successfully run an engineering business.

 

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Career Possibilities for Graduates With an Engineering Management Degree Emphasis

A career path for engineering management degree graduates combines your technical capabilities with leadership skills while guiding projects to completion and achieving goals. If you find yourself focused on solving problems and creating solutions through small- and large-scale applications, a career in engineering entrepreneurship may be right for you. Some jobs you may get with engineering management degree credentials include:

  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • Engineer
  • Postsecondary engineering teacher
  • Chief executive
  • Management analyst
  • Project management specialist
  • Logistician
  • Construction manager
  • General and operations manager

 

BS in Entrepreneurial Studies and Engineering Management Degree Emphasis FAQs

An engineering degree is a versatile degree that helps entrepreneurs in several ways. An engineering and business degree teaches students how to find solutions to problems and how to create or develop methods or products as solutions to these problems. The engineering management degree at GCU shows entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in larger companies how to think analytically within their own business.

An engineering management degree at GCU requires 120 credits to complete. It typically takes graduates about four years to complete a bachelor’s degree at GCU.

Good engineers have first-hand understanding of the type of work they'll be managing, how to multi-task, and how to maintain a laser-eyed focus on details of the big picture. Engineering entrepreneurship degree graduates make excellent project managers due to their collaborative skills, technical and analytical proficiencies, flexibility, and the ability to recognize and grasp new opportunities, such as different types of engineering concepts.

Engineers are essentially inventors of the future. Engineers who start companies after graduating with an engineering entrepreneurship education acquire vital experience in product design and development, prototyping, technology trends and market analysis. Engineers who study entrepreneurship at GCU and become business-minded engineers are individuals who understand the complexities of business problems and simplify them into innovative products of the future.

Whether you’re part of a high-growth startup or a publicly traded company, it’s important to be innovative in your everyday work. Identifying a specific demand and target customers for products and services will help you launch your business concept. Business ideas for engineers may include some of the following:

  • Smart product design
  • Consulting
  • Product assembly service
  • Teaching, training and writing
  • Planning and organizing
TOTAL CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Credits: 120
Campus: 15 weeks [More Info]

TRANSFER CREDITS:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division
TUITION RATE:
Campus: $8,250 per semester [More Info]

Course List

General Education Requirements:
34-40 credits
Major:
62 credits
Open Elective Credits:
18-24 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
120 credits

General Education Requirements

General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Requirements

Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.

Course Options

  • UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
  • UNV-103, University Success: 4
  • UNV-303, University Success: 4
  • UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.

Course Options

  • UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
  • ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
  • ENG-106, English Composition II: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.

Course Options

  • CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
  • CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.

Course Options

  • MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
  • MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
  • PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
  • BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.

Course Options

  • HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
  • PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
  • SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4

Core Courses

Course Description

This course provides the foundation of core knowledge within the field of information technology. Topics include technology-centric organizations, the type and role of fundamental information technology systems, data management to include privacy and security, e-business and m-business, hardware, software, and computer networks.

Course Description

This course introduces models and practices used by contemporary marketers in fast-paced, dynamic domestic and global markets including the marketing concept and processes for developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of marketing plans. Building from a foundational understanding of consumer behavior and marketing research, students examine the development and implementation of marketing mix strategies and tactics with emphasis on integrated marketing communications that effectively combine traditional advertising and promotion with digital marketing.

Course Description

This is a course for non-engineering majors. The course introduces students to engineering product design and build in mechanical, electrical, and biomedical disciplines. Students learn engineering communication, reverse engineering, and the assessment of low and large volume manufacturability of product design. General makerspace equipment is utilized. The students conduct hands-on projects throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT-154. Co-Requisite: ESG-210.

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of the engineering design methodology and the product development process.. Students will learn the importance of listening to the voice of the customer and how to incorporate those desires into a product using design for X principles. Students will develop verification and validation tests and learn how those become formalized qualification or acceptance processes. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L or MAT-154.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the practical application of descriptive and inferential statistics in business. Topics include probability, probability distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: MAT-134, MAT-144 or MAT-154.

Course Description

In this course, students examine basic accounting concepts and explore how accounting information assists business leaders in making financial decisions that increase profitability and contribute to competitive advantage. There is specific emphasis on the analysis of financial statements in the business decision-making process, budgeting, and factors businesses must consider when determining appropriate pricing of goods and services. Prerequisite: MAT-144 or MAT-154.

Course Description

This course focuses on the fundamental ideas of microeconomics. Students examine the market forces of supply and demand under different market structures in order to understand how economic agents make decisions about both consumption and production. The structure, conduct, and performance of markets are evaluated through analysis of consumer, producer, and societal welfare. Students explore the topic of factor markets in which the incomes of most workers and owners of capital and property are determined. Prerequisites: ACC-240 or ACC-250 and BUS-352.

Course Description

This course is designed to build effective communication and networking skills so that students can leverage contacts and relationships to create business opportunities. The importance of building a professional and trustworthy business reputation is also addressed. Prerequisite: ENT-436 or ESG-210.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to designing, planning, operating, and controlling production systems. Emphasis is on managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments. Quantitative and qualitative methods and tools are introduced and applied. Prerequisite: BUS-352, MAT-274, MAT-374, or ESG-374.

Course Description

This course focuses on the national economy by examining macroeconomic data measuring national income, the cost of living, production and growth, and unemployment. Students examine the basic functions of the monetary system and analyze the macro economy in terms of long-run economic productivity and growth and in terms short-run fluctuations. The influence and effect of macroeconomic policy is studied within the context of current events. Prerequisite: ECN-361.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to managerial finance and the financial markets, analysis of financial statements, time value of money, interest rates, asset valuation, assessment of risk, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: ECN-220, ECN-351, or ECN-361; and ACC-240 or ACC-250.

Course Description

Students will engage on a weekly basis with Entrepreneurs building scalable companies that are in the early stage of a capital raise. These are companies from across the country that have some technological component to their service or product and are presenting to the Angel Investor community to raise between $250k and $5 million. Students will investigate these companies side by side with our Investor members and learn how investment decisions are made. Student leadership in the research of each company is a critical insight to our members.

Course Description

This writing-intensive course is a comprehensive study of the legal and ethical issues of concern to business, including those areas of the U.S. legal system that are most relevant to business, such as the law of torts, strict liability, intellectual property, and contract law. It explores the role of ethics and values in business decision making and approaches these subjects from the perspective of the stakeholders as opposed to an economic interpretation of the firm and its responsibilities.

Course Description

In this course, students test hypotheses or develop new hypotheses, cycling through a series of tests to develop a scalable business model, culminating in the development of a pitch for potential investors. Prerequisite: ENT-436 or STG-110 or ESG-210.

Course Description

Drawing upon real-world management situations, this course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations through detailed coverage of the functions of management, individual differences/diversity, leadership, motivation, decision making, organizational design, and organizational change and development. Emphasis is placed on how an understanding of organizational behavior leads to effective management practice.

Course Description

This course serves as the capstone experience in entrepreneurial studies which includes the gradual development of a strategic business model canvas to further evaluate business opportunities. Business students will begin their collaboration with engineering and technology students to establish market viability and explore product market fit.

Course Description

This course examines the growth of the venture capital market and provides students with an understanding of the advantages and risks associated with venture capital financing. Both start-up and growth needs are explored. The course focuses on the more practical aspects of structuring transactions that add value for the firm, owners, and financial backers. Prerequisite: ENT-445 or ENT-446.

Course Description

This writing-intensive course serves as the capstone experience in business and management that includes the gradual development of a comprehensive and integrative business plan. This course is designed to assist students in their development as managers, servant leaders, and successful strategic thinkers. Management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, global perspectives, law, and political issues are covered during this course. Prerequisites: MGT-420 or MGT-422HN; FIN-210 or FIN-350; and MKT-245 or MKT-315.

Course Description

This course serves as the capstone experience in entrepreneurial studies which includes the gradual development of a strategic business model canvas to further evaluate business opportunities. Business students will complete their collaboration with engineering and technology students to establish market viability and explore product market fit. Prerequisite: ENT-436 or ESG-210.

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* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.

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