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BSc Entrepreneurship Degree

Key Fact
  • Program name
    BSc Entrepreneurship Degree
  • Program code
    ENTP
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Zainah A. Qasem
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    132

 About the Program

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (BSc in ENTP) degree provides an in-depth study of the major concepts, frameworks, and tools for understanding the theory and application of Entrepreneurship. Students acquire knowledge and skills covering a range of strategic aspects of entrepreneurship including opportunity recognition, launching new ventures, determine market feasibility, financing for business ventures, managing new ideas in corporations, taking up social issues, and technological development in entrepreneurship. An emphasis will be placed on issues unique to the Middle East as well as the impact of globalization and information technology on entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneurship program successfully acquired AACSB accreditation in Fall 2021 for a period of five years.



Curriculum

At the early years of your academic journey at Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – American style education. The (GEP) covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries. ​

The Entrepreneurship Degree course at Effat University gives students the opportunity to focus their studies in an area that interests them by choosing from one of three concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Technological Entrepreneurship, or Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Students are also given the chance to explore the impact of globalisation and use of information technology on business and entrepreneurial endeavours.

You will study important principles of marketing and management, which will help you to evaluate and make smart contributions that will positively impact the daily running of a business. 

Additionally, you will develop an understanding of key elements of business communication and strategic management, helping you to critically analyse business problems, devise solutions and recognise business opportunities.

The entrepreneurship course covers important administrative responsibilities that will teach you to operate more efficiently, including managerial accounting and important legal aspects of business.

You'll also learn about business social responsibility and ethical behaviour within a business context, develop an understanding of how the business can make a positive contribution to wider society.​​​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Program Vision:

Be the catalyst of innovation and creativity proliferation leading to launch of new enterprises.

Program Mission: 

Spark innovation and inventiveness by blending industry 4.0 and entrepreneurial skills to develop business competencies through advanced models and new research resulting in unique learning experience for students to contribute to national and global economic development.

Program Goals: 

  1. Goal 1: Strengthen the ENTP department reputation nationally and internationally through its impact and contribution to the prosperity of economy and society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  2. Goal 2: Cultivate a dynamic and collaborative work environment through an effective and an inspiring leadership that promotes integrity, strong work ethics and transparency in managing all the department activities.
  3. Goal 3: To offer an exceptional teaching and learning experience through the creation of innovative business programs, interactive and project-based learning, development of analytical skills, professional certifications and progressive research in the field. Moreover, emphasizing on the integration of state-of-the-art learning resources and cutting-edge technology in the program curriculum.
  4. Goal 4: Attract and retain diverse student body through a holistic learning and transformational experience, extensive skill development, and ongoing individual support.
  5. Goal 5: Maintain and enhance efforts to recruit, nurture, and retain diverse, highly qualified and committed faculty, researchers, and staff, supporting their professional development.
  6. Goal 6: Optimize the use of facilities and equipment.
  7. Goal 7: Cultivate a research environment that supports faculty and students to produce high quality research in alignment with country’s research priorities.
  8. Goal 8: Enhance the partnership with the community and industry through mutual exchanges of expertise, novel contributions to the 2030 vision, and effectively engaging students, faculty, and alumnae in the service of society.​

 Educational Objectives

The program aims to provide the following educational objectives:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key terms, theories, practices and latest trends in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Provide innovative solutions to problems in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct research in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of ethical issues in entrepreneurship.​

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • ENTP-K1- Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of concepts, models, frameworks, and tools for establishing a business start-up in Saudi Arabia in particular and internationally in general. (Itqan)
  • ENTP-K2- Demonstrate knowledge of research methods prevailing in Entrepreneurship domains and how these can be applied in Saudi Arabia. (Itqan)

Skills

  • ENTP-S1- Use critical thinking to identify issues, collect and examine information, evaluate evidence, and draw conclusions. (Itqan)
  • ENTP-S2- Utilize and/or formulate simple and complicated models using appropriate technologies and tools to represent and solve business problems, compute results, and develop solutions. (Itqan)
  • ENTP-S3- Demonstrate skills to communicate business ideas effectively both orally and in writing. (Ambassador)

Values

  • ENTP-V1- Demonstrate awareness and commitment of the importance of the ethical requirements of entrepreneur business. (Ihsan)
  • ​ENTP-V2- ​Demonstrate ability to work within a group from diverse backgrounds. (Stewardship)

 Career Opportunities

  • ​​Business Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Self-employed businessperson
  • Small/Medium Enterprise Business manager
  • Enterprise Team Leader

 Graduation Requirements

  • Successfully complete all graduation requirements of ENTP major.
  • Complete 132 credit hours, in not less than 08 semesters and not less than 12 CR/semester.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative GPA and major GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Complete the Effat Student Personal, Social and Professional Development Program.

 Study Plan

Entrepreneurship Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181B
    Pre-Calculus B
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GISL 121
    Social and Moral Values in Islam
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing and Programming
    None
    2-1-3
  • ACCT 101
    Financial Accounting
    None
    2-1-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MATH 162
    Business Mathematics
    GMTH 181B
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Business Statistics
    None
    2-2-3
  • GENG 133
    English for Professional Purposes
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • BAN 101
    Data Analytics Using Excel
    None
    2-2-3
  • Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ACCT 202
    Managerial Accounting
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ECON 201
    Microeconomics
    None
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 201
    Decision Sciences
    GMTH 181B, GSTA 181
    2-1-3
  • MGT 201
    Fundamentals of Management and OB
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • MKT 201
    Principles of Marketing
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Languages I
     
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • BAN 202
    Foundations of Data Analytics
    GSTA 181, GCS 185
    2-1-3
  • ECON 202
    Macroeconomics
    ECON 201
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • HRM 201
    Human Resources Management
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • FIN 201
    Finance
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 201
    Introduction to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Saudi Arabia
    None
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 302
    Business Law and Ethics
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 302
    Operations Management
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 302
    Raising Money: Venture Capital and Private Equity
    ENTP 201, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • BAN 304
    Predictive Data Analytics
    BAN 202, OSCM 201
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Languages II
     
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 303
    Small Business Management
    ENTP 201, MKT 201, HRM201, ACCT 101, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 304
    Microfinance
    ENTP 201, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Summer Session

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ENTP 400
    Field Experience in ENTP
    Dept. Approval
    0-0-3
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ENTP 406
    Launching a New Entrepreneurial Venture
    ENTP 201
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 407
    Social Entrepreneurship
    Senior Standing
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 407
    Project Management
    OSCM 302, BAN 304, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 403
    Strategic Management
    Senior Standing
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 408
    Digital Entrepreneurship
    ENTP 201; BAN 202
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    ENTP Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • RES 400
    Research Project
    Senior Standing
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Total Credit Hours required for ENTP Program:
     
     
    132

 Fact Sheet



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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math
Cut-Score
60%
One of the Following Placement Tests
iBT TOEFL
53
LNGT
162
IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137824
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137834 

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