It starts with an idea. Successful entrepreneurs, however, realize that even the best ideas will go nowhere without a plan — and that the best plans will go nowhere without the will and skill to execute them. Marquette's major in entrepreneurship is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to channel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Idealism and realism together.

Unlike other schools' entrepreneurship programs, Marquette emphasizes a realistic approach to lifelong career planning, not just quick-hitting, fast-growth ventures. It's an approach that benefits all entrepreneurship majors, whether they already run their own businesses or are preparing for that eventuality.

Know yourself.

As an entrepreneurship major, you'll learn to recognize which business opportunities fit best with the type of person you are intellectually, socially and, yes, even spiritually. A well-planned curriculum combined with classroom visits from a diverse set of successful entrepreneurs and consultants will give you a person-centered approach to entrepreneurship.

Begin networking now.

Entrepreneurship majors can start making connections through Marquette's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. The Golden Angels Network brings successful business owners together with students in the classroom and provides early opportunities for start-up investment, mentoring and advising, all of which are vital to future entrepreneurs.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Foundations for Business Leadership
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Public Speaking
  • Two Non-business Electives



  • Developing Critical Skills for Business Leadership
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Literature Elective
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Elective
  • Non-business Elective



  • Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting for Entrepreneurs or Internship in Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Strategies for Entering the Business World
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Two Business Major Electives



  • New Venture Creation
  • Business Policies
  • Two Entrepreneurship Electives
  • Three Business Major Electives
  • Ethical and Societal Issues Elective
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment Elective
  • Two Non-business Electives