The entrepreneurship major is appropriate for students who may wish to start their own business someday, work in a family-owned business, or work for smaller businesses.
Through key courses like Entrepreneurial Skills, New Venture Creation, Managing an Emerging Business, students learn fundamental knowledge to build and grow a business.
Look at Eric Torres-Garcia, creator of Cocoa Bombs, while although an international business major, his entrepreneurship classes really helped him. Eric learned accounting, marketing and all the general things you need to start a business. And, it was entrepreneurship professor Kent Neupert whom he turned to for help when he had 1000 orders for Cocoa Bombs having only ever made just one. Neupert guided Eric to getting an attorney, filing for a trademark and registering the company. Read Eric’s amazing story and watch “Eric Torres-Garcia: From Boise State Student to Chocolatier.
“I owe Dr. Neupert a lot, and Boise State…. None of this would have been possible had I not been at Boise State,” Torres-Garcia said.
The Entrepreneurship Management BBA program qualifies for Idaho LAUNCH. Idaho LAUNCH by Next Steps Idaho, is an education and training grant program that provides Idaho students a one-time scholarship for 80% of the tuition and fees for select in-demand career programs – up to a maximum amount of $8,000.
The minor includes 18 credits of upper division Entrepreneurship, Management, and other COBE upper division courses.
- Get help with deciding on a degree/major, course planning and semester schedules through COBE Advising Services.
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I Got Help
Entrepreneurship management major Alex Safiran’s passion for cars and art led him to selling custom shirts to other car enthusiasts. This start-up was a self-proclaimed failure. When Alex lost his job due to COVID, he figured it was a good time to give a business another shot. He sought help from COBE faculty and Dream Driven Apparel (opens in a new window) was born.
“[A management faculty member] made himself available to me online for class work questions and I told him about my business I just started and he really started helping me push it further. He met with me quite often and helped me set challenging but achievable goals,” said Alex. “Even after I completed his class, he still met with me to discuss improving my business.”