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Family Business and Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The best way to predict your future is to create it. That's the thinking behind Saint Joseph's University Family Business and Entrepreneurship major where students learn the skills to launch their own business, contribute to an entrepreneurial venture or assume responsibilities in a family business.
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Through this Saint Joseph's University Family Business and Entrepreneurship major, students learn how to assess risks associated with business management, make responsible decisions and recognize opportunities within and outside their own businesses. The curriculum is structured to expose students to family business and entrepreneurship on three levels.

The first level (firm) teaches students about financial planning, managing organizational change and overcoming family conflict and related issues. The second level (industry) teaches students about the value of innovation, resource allocation and how to gain a competitive advantage. The final level (societal) encourages students to view their business in the context of a greater world and gain an understanding of societal trends and challenges.


FBE students will leave the program with the tools to act strategically in managing a family firm, launching a new venture (commercial or social), or better prepared to move up the ranks of the corporate world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • International Trade 
  • International Macroeconomics 
  • Economics of Labor 
  • Industrial Organization 
  • Economic Development 
  • Environmental Economics
  • The Economics of Health Care 
  • Econometrics 
  • Economic Forecasting 
  • Modern Economic Systems 
  • Economics of Multinational Enterprise 
  • African Economies 

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.

General Requirements

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 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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