Earn Your Applied Entrepreneurship Degree at GCU
Explore innovation, cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and hone your business skills in this Bachelor of Science in Applied Entrepreneurship degree program. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University, this program examines the principles of entrepreneurship and builds a solid foundation for analytical thinking, problem solving and contributing to today’s global economy.
GCU prioritizes quality training in servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurship throughout all of our business curriculum. As a BS in Applied Entrepreneurship student, you will have the opportunity to refine your skill set across a diverse range of concepts. You’ll learn how to thrive in complex business environments and apply values-based principles to different business scenarios in order to succeed at GCU and far beyond in your career.
Apply Innovation in an Applied Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science Degree
This entrepreneurship program is transfer-friendly and ideal for non-traditional students who want to apply existing credits toward a business degree. As a student in our entrepreneurship program, you’ll investigate challenges facing contemporary organizations and solve business needs. You’ll examine how mission-driven ventures can serve both an organization and the greater good of society. You’ll even have the chance to create and test hypotheses, develop a scalable business model and create a pitch for potential investors. GCU has valuable entrepreneurship opportunities available for our students who want to take their business to the next level, such as the IDEA Club and the Canyon Challenge (a Shark Tank-style competition).
What You'll Learn
In the Bachelor of Science in Applied Entrepreneurship program, you’ll learn:
- How to develop, implement and assess traditional and digital marketing plans
- Effective communication, public relations and networking skills
- Conception and creation of innovative solutions to real-world problems
- How to test hypotheses for new products or services
- Financial decision making and new venture financing
- How to analyze organizational behavior and effective management
- Business execution: From minimum viable prototypes and intellectual property to scalability and growth strategies
Career Outlook with a BS in Applied Entrepreneurship Degree
With a Bachelor of Science in Applied Entrepreneurship from GCU, you can inspire others to use business as a force for good. Our entrepreneur degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to function as an entrepreneur in your own business or as an intrapreneur in larger companies. Potential career opportunities include:
- Business Owner
- Business Manager
- A range of roles within startup organizations
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.
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.
- 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
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.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
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.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
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.
- 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
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.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* 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.