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2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship

Graduate

Websitehttps://jimmorancollege.fsu.edu

Dean: Susan S. Fiorito; Professors: Fiorito, Kim, Schofield; Associate Professor: Clayton, Manchiraiu, McQuerry; Teaching Faculty III: Frazier, Bob Garner; Teaching Faculty II: Breed, Hand, Langston, Lewis, Parker, Tatum, Whalen; Teaching Faculty I: Baber, Brenda Garner, Griffin, Tara Hackett, Trae Hackett, McHaffie, McNees, Nam, Stith; Instructional Specialist II: Plant; Instructional Specialist I: Riley; Jim Moran Professor: Fiorito

Mission

It is the mission of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship to inspire innovation, instill compassion, and ignite an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation of leaders.

General Information

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, through its faculty, curricula, and programs, is committed to educating and developing its students for careers as future business executives and leaders.

As a result of its capable and dedicated faculty, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship 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.

Facilities

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship is currently housed in four separate buildings. The Jim Moran Building, which the school shares with the Jim Moran Institute, is located at 111 S. Monroe and 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. The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship also has an on-campus location in the Shaw Building. This location contains faculty and staff offices, a student collaboration room, a conference room, a body-scanning lab, a fabric-printing lab, and one classroom. Textile labs and the Historic Costume Collection are temporarily housed in the Sandels Building. The Office Depot Lab, Computer Aided Design Lab, the ThermaNOLE Comfort lab, The Retail Center, and the JMC Retail Experience and Innovation Studio are housed in the William Johnston Building.

Programs Offered

The Master of Science in Retail Entrepreneurship with a major in Textile and Apparel Entrepreneurship program is designed to address the innovative approaches to textile testing and analysis, manufacturing, distribution, and product design and development while exploring new technologies and gaining a better understanding of the advancements in the current textile and apparel industry. The program is designed to allow students to complete the degree at a full-time or part-time pace, with both on-campus and online classes available.

The online Master of Science in Entrepreneurship with a major in Hospitality Entrepreneurship in the MSE program will focus on entrepreneurial endeavors in hospitality – opening, building, or innovating new hospitality enterprises. The program will rely heavily on the acquisition and application of skills in real-world entrepreneurial hospitality enterprises. This degree will provide advanced online education to allow graduates to pursue careers in a variety of corporate, government and/or academic professions.

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship with a major in Product Development will prepare individuals who seek to work in any company, private or public, advancing their knowledge and skills in product design and development. The core curriculum of the proposed pro-gram will include topics in financial literacy and accounting, strategy and ethics in management. The classes offered in the product development major will allow us to provide students with hands-on experience in innovation and commercialization, further developing their abilities to implement their education from the MSE program in today's highly competitive and lucrative field of entrepreneurship.

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship with a major in Social and Sustainable Enterprises will prepare students to help companies meet the demands of today without jeopardizing future generations. Throughout this online program, students will be taught by Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leaders and industry professionals to create, manage, and lead social and sustainable enterprises.

Admission Standards

Students considered for admission to the college must present a 3.0 upper-division grade point average (GPA) as an undergraduate student. All applicants to the college must submit an official transcript to the University as part of the admission process. Individual departments may have additional requirements for admission. Students should consult the appropriate department chapter of this Graduate Bulletin for details.

Study Abroad

The University offers many opportunities for international study open to all qualified state university students. Study-abroad programs range in nature from long-established study centers in Florence, London, Valencia, and Panama. Operated by Florida State University, they provide the opportunity for a truly rewarding educational and cultural experience. This can be done without disrupting their sequence of courses and without loss of residency since the Italy, England, Spain, and Panama campuses are true extensions of the Tallahassee campus.