BS in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Degree Emphasis

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

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Entrepreneurial Studies with an Emphasis in Technology Management degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU) tackles corporate challenges using computation and computer hardware. Students who pursue the technology management degree emphasis program at GCU will collaborate with entrepreneurial technology, computer programming and computer science students from the beginning through the culmination of the program.

The BS in Entrepreneurial Studies: Technology Management degree program offered by the Colangelo College of Business are shaped by the pillars of servant leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and business skill development. We believe this helps to create not only educated students but global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders. We believe that this special skill set is vital for success in today’s corporate climate.

The ethics of personal integrity, values and innovation give students a foundation to be analytical, pose thoughtful questions, answer challenges creatively and adapt as leaders in their own organizations or corporations.

Study Entrepreneurship and Technology Management in GCU’s Degree Emphasis

Students will use human-centered design and technological advances to identify opportunities and solve real-world problems in business contexts. Networking skills will be honed while developing business opportunities and long-term relationships.

Graduates of the bachelor's in entrepreneurship and technology management degree emphasis program will be able to use technology to scale ventures, pursue appropriate financing options and demonstrate how new mission-driven ventures serve the interests of both the organization and society.

As an entrepreneurial studies major, you’ll start your technology management degree emphasis by gaining a foundation of core knowledge within the field of information technology from data management, privacy and security, e-business and m-business to hardware, software and computer networks.

Graduates will be able to apply accounting and marketing strategies for analyzing and synthesizing data and evaluating risk in making business and technology management decisions. They will consider ethical and legal perspectives of the stakeholders and not just economic drive.

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Career Possibilities for Graduates With an Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Degree Emphasis

Entrepreneurial studies majors who complete the technology management degree emphasis program will take with them the knowledge, skills and connections to pursue a career as an entrepreneur or be a change leader in technology-based organizations. Graduates of this program might pursue business and technology management careers that include:

  • Compliance manager
  • Computer and information system manager
  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • General and operations manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Project management specialist
  • Management analyst
  • Software developer
  • Sales manager

 

Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Degree Emphasis FAQs

An IT management degree helps guide the technological direction of an organization by developing business plans, developing and coordinating online operations and overseeing network security. An entrepreneurship and technology degree emphasis focuses on corporate challenges using computer hardware while embracing technological advances to identify opportunities and solve real-world business problems. If you’re finding it difficult to decide which degree is best for you, consider pursuing a bachelor’s in tech management emphasis followed by a master’s in IT management.

Technology has greatly impacted the way we communicate and interact with one another and has revolutionized the way companies conduct business. Technological advancements allow for streamlined operations that easily secure sensitive information or improve workplace efficiency. As IT solutions continue to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations and communications, entrepreneurs will continue to rely on IT degree graduates from GCU’s entrepreneurship and businesses degree program to help add value to their business.

Depending on the sector you work in, the tasks your employees perform every day rely on different tools and processes. To help your business grow, knowledge is power. Our technology management degree focuses heavily on building analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills into the program, in addition to database management, project management, IT security and data analysis.

In general, technology managers coordinate information systems and oversee the maintenance and direction of technological systems. This includes ensuring the organization’s hardware system, software, internet servers and database management systems are working properly. This technology management degree program is perfect for the business-minded student who seeks to learn more technological skills.

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:
63 credits
Open Elective Credits:
17-23 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 writing-intensive course teaches students to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems, developing and testing hypotheses as they learn to create a new product or service.

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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Join Grand Canyon University’s vibrant and growing campus community, with daytime classes designed for traditional students. Immerse yourself in a full undergraduate experience, complete with curriculum designed within the context of our Christian worldview.

* 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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