Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation, B.S.
Entrepreneurship isn’t just a career aspiration – it’s a mindset that is about proactively seeking opportunities and engaging in innovative endeavors in both career and life. It is this mindset that is the focus of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation at St. Francis College. The program provides students with a foundational body of knowledge, which can be applied to maximize success within startups, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), multinational corporations (MNCs), or self-employment (full-time or side hustles).
Throughout the program’s coursework, students in the program are encouraged to develop an openness to learning, to consistently seek opportunities that have both economic and social value, and to lead by example-motivating and mobilizing others to do the same. After completing the program, students will emerge as next-gen entrepreneurial leaders with the ability to leverage challenges into opportunities and who create both economic and social value.
Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.
A recent report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) finds that 27 million working-age Americans - nearly 14 percent - are starting or running new businesses, and of those 27 million, 5.9 million are under 35 years old. Further, according to the US Census Bureau, 440,000 new businesses were launched during June of 2021and in 2020 there was a total of 4.3 million new businesses launched.
St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.
Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead toward a senior thesis.
The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.
Students can apply for undergraduate admission with no fee using the SFC App or Common App. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.