Commercial Entrepreneurship

The Commercial Entrepreneurship major is a redesigned, highly competitive, two-year program. Students will learn how to start and harvest a micro-business, focusing on the advantages and costs of the various sources of venture capital, opportunity recognition, market research, and feasibility. Students will also study technology commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues, and sales management. In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills. To learn more information, watch our program videos below or contact JMC Admissions at

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship is limited-access and requires a submitted application before the posted deadline. Students must complete our admission requirements to be considered for admission to the major.

Program Requirements

All commercial entrepreneurship majors must complete the following courses with a grade of C minus or better. Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. Please choose the following year admission into the program was granted to find the most up-to-date academic map.

In addition to the academic maps above, students will need to complete the following:

Computer Skills Competency: Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer competency skills. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course or by taking ENT 3001 Experiences in Entrepreneurship I.

Oral Communication Competency: Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course or by taking ENT 3111 Creating Value through Customer Acquisition.

Minimum Program Requirements Summary: Total Hours Required 120 General Education 36* Prerequisite Coursework 15* Major Coursework 60 Minor Coursework 0 Computer Skills 0 beyond major Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major

Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of entrepreneurship)

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.


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  1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of entrepreneurship
  2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
  4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information

Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Owner, Consultant, Franchise Owner/Operator, Investor, Manager.

Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.

For more information, contact the Jim Moran College's advising office by email at or by phone at (850) 644-7158.

Advising for Jim Moran College is located on-campus:

Roderick K. Shaw Building (RSB) 644 West Call Street Tallahassee FL 32306-1115