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Entrepreneurship, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Highland Heights, KY, United States
The Entrepreneurship major at Northern Kentucky University prepares students for the challenges of today’s fast-paced and uncertain economic environment where competition is based on opportunity recognition, innovation, speed to market, and entrepreneurial drive.
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In this innovative degree program, the focus is on developing a needed skill set and an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as creating value in the marketplace. Students learn to capitalize on uncertainty rather than avoid it and embrace the learning that comes from taking calculated risks.

The Entrepreneurship curriculum at Northern Kentucky University is multidisciplinary and designed to give students an opportunity to develop their own creative skills while applying basic business principles to the challenges of starting a new business or growing an existing business. The program emphasizes the applied learning model and its application in understanding companies, as well as profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students have the chance to meet and interact with entrepreneurial leaders in the region and throughout the world.

Career Paths

Our graduates are in demand- Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to create change through their own business ventures or improve an existing organization by adding value through innovation in various settings:

  • New company start-ups
  • Commercial lending
  • New business in existing firms
  • Consulting
  • Commercial lending
  • Private equity firms
  • Non-profits


AACSB International Accreditation

NKU College of Business has earned AACSB International accreditation, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Idea Validation
  • Entrepreneurial Skills & Marketing
  • New Venture Financing
  • Entrepreneurship Capstone
  • Principles of Accounting I-Financial
  • Financial Accounting Lab
  • Principles of Accounting II-Managerial
  • Management Information Systems
  • Quantitative Analysis with Excel
  • Haile Professionals
  • Legal Environment
  • Ethics: Managerial Decision Making

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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