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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

Director: Susan S. Fiorito; Associate Dean: James E. Dever

Mission

It is the mission of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to provide a profound impact through dissemination of knowledge, support, and inspiration for our students in a way that will enable them to achieve their fullest potential.

General Information

The JM School, through its faculty, curricula, and programs, is committed to educating and developing its students for careers as future business executives and leaders.

Over the years the College of Business has been successful in building a very capable and motivated faculty. Faculty members are very productive researchers and effective teachers. These faculty members also maintain important contacts with the business community through various types of service and applied research activities.

As a result of its capable and dedicated faculty, the College of Business has been able to attract highly qualified students. These students have strong analytical and communicative aptitudes and have a spirit of enterprise and creativity. The interaction of these students with highly qualified faculty, coupled with well-designed program options, creates a stimulating learning environment.

The achievements of the College of Business have been recognized by the business community in the form of development funds for scholarships, endowed chairs, professorships, teaching and research grants, and other program activities.

Programs Offered

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship offers curricula leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of Arts (BA). Students pursuing a bachelor's degree choose from the following degree programs:

  1. bachelor's in entrepreneurship

Certificate and Minor Programs

The Minor in Commercial Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new ventures, sources of funding and business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own businesses.

The Minor in Social Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new social ventures, sources of funding and social business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own social enterprises.

The Minor in Retail Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new retail ventures, sources of funding and retail business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own retail establishment.

The Minor in Hospitality Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new ventures in the hospitality industry, sources of funding and business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own hospitality focused business.

Facilities

The building in which the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship is housed, 111 S. Monroe, is ideally located near the center of downtown Tallahassee. It contains a modern classroom, faculty and staff offices, and numerous support facilities such as a student incubator. The location of this building is ideal for connecting entrepreneurship students with the business community in which we live.

Faculty

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship have exceptional faculty who never fail to be nominated for numerous University Teaching Awards.

Scholarships

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship currently offers two scholarships. The amount and selection criteria of each award vary according to the program the award supports and the funding source. In addition to scholarships, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship and the University provide numerous opportunities for part-time work as student assistants.

Requirements

All of the undergraduate programs in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are designated as limited access and limited enrollment programs. To pursue any major in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, students must meet the admission requirements for the limited access program they wish to pursue, as well as submit an application to the school.

Students should complete the prerequisite courses required for admission during their first three to four semesters of college work. Students attending Florida state and community colleges should complete the prerequisite courses required for admission while fulfilling general education requirements leading to the Associate in Arts (AA) degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship's major is based on availability of faculty and space in the departments. For each admission cycle (academic year), a minimum grade point average (GPA) is established by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship that limits enrollment to a number of students consistent with the available faculty and space. To be eligible for admission to one of the entrepreneurship majors, each student must complete the following requirements:

  1. Must have completed at least fifty-two acceptable semester hours;
  2. Must have compiled the required GPA (based on all attempted coursework at the college level) that is in effect for the term in which application is made. The required GPA may change each year; information regarding the current required GPA is available at http://jimmoranschool.fsu.edu; and
  3. Must have completed the following courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course (or an equivalent course): ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 1105, STA2023 and any leadership course.
  4. Must have submitted an application by the deadline indicated at http://jimmoranschool.fsu.edu.

Academic Policies

Students are required to meet graduation requirements specified in the University General Bulletin in effect at the time they are admitted to one of the limited access programs in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, or subsequent General Bulletins including the General Bulletin in effect at the time they graduate, provided they graduate within a period of six years from the date of first entry.

Changes to this General Bulletin that have been formally approved prior to Fall 2017, but not in sufficient time to meet publication deadlines, will still be effective Fall 2017. Students can receive information on these changes in the Program Coordinator's office in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.

All students must complete an official pre-graduation check in the Program Coordinator's office of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship during the semester they will earn one hundred semester hours or the semester prior to the semester in which they plan to graduate.

All students must apply for graduation through the myFSU portal during the first three weeks of the semester in which they plan to graduate.

In the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, a minimum of thirty semester hours of the major area requirements must be completed at Florida State University. Transfer of upper-level business courses must be approved by the Director of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Students are not allowed duplicate credit hours for courses repeated in which they have made a "D" or better.

The only courses offered by the business departments that may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis are those courses restricted to S/U grades only.