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Entrepreneurship, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
Western Carolina University is proud to offer the nation’s top-ranked program in entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship program is specifically designed to prepare graduates for success in a competitive global market. 
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Key facts:

  • Students enrolled in Entrepreneurship program can pursue either a Bachelor of Science degree that provides them with the flexibility to develop the type of businesses they have interest in, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree that places emphasis on the development of creative thinking solutions within the business world. The business administration degree is also offered as a fully online program for students who wish to complete their studies from their own location.
  • At Western Carolina University, entrepreneurship is a practical, hands-on program with a curriculum designed by actual entrepreneurs who meet the challenges of growing an entrepreneurial venture in the face of increasing competition. The Bachelor of Science major combines courses from disciplines such as accounting, mathematics and economics with discipline-specific courses in an area of knowledge in the type of business students would like to start. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major combines business core requirements from disciplines such as accounting, economics, management and marketing with mid-to-upper-level entrepreneurship courses and electives. Whichever degree option they choose to pursue, all students participate in service-learning activities while working with regional professionals and businesses.
  • Cited in Business Week as the fastest-growing business program in the United States, entrepreneurship is the key to economic development regionally, nationally and internationally. Increasingly, large firms are recognizing the need for entrepreneurial competition in the global marketplace. As a consequence, large and small firms alike seek entrepreneurship graduates for their creativity and innovation. Graduates find work with a wide variety of business firms or within their own businesses. Alternately, many choose to pursue graduate study in order to deepen their knowledge and further expand their career opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Entrepreneurship curriculum include:

  • Financial Accounting - A User Perspective
  • Managing Enterprise Information Systems
  • Microeconomics and Social Issues 
  • Financial Management 
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Management
  • Marketing Planning and Strategy
  • Professional Selling 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Innovation Leadership
  • New Venture Creation
  • New Venture Execution
  • Entrepreneurial Funding
  • New Venture Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Experience

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.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 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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