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Business Administration – Entrepreneurial Studies, B.S.

College of Business

Are you an innovator? Do you enjoy the pursuit of new ideas? Do you see opportunities others don’t? Have you ever wanted to own your own business? If these are concepts that resonate with you, consider pursuing a business administration degree concentrating in entrepreneurial studies.

With this degree, you will be able to recognize market opportunities, develop new business concepts, evaluate the start-up potential of a business, conduct a feasibility study, create a business plan and network with other experienced entrepreneurs.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

The program lead is experienced in marketing and entrepreneurship; she has started and operated her own business, has trained other entrepreneurs in start-up and business growth and has maintained a strong network with entrepreneurs.

You will work closely with Indiana Tech’s Center for Creative Collaboration (C3), a university organization that fosters a constant environment of entrepreneurial study in the region.

Your education will be project-based—you will work on real projects for entrepreneurs and companies.

The program lead is a member of the American Marketing Association and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and she integrates principles from both organizations into program course content.

Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by  instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Chad Frost

Chad Frost
B.S. in Business Administration-Entrepreneurial Studies, 2018
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Careers in this Degree

What you can do with this degree Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Business development
  • Marketing research
  • Business/Marketing management
  • Professional sales

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Marketing manager $132,620/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Administrative services manager $96,180/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Business consultant/Management analyst $83,610/year

Job outlook through 2028: 14 percent increase

  • Market research analyst $63,120/year

Job outlook through 2028: 20 percent increase

  • Sales agent $50,300/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Siemens AG
  • Alro Steel
  • Raytheon
  • SpaceMace Gaming
  • Personally-launched ventures

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
  • Graphics Output
  • CDP Information Technology
  • Hop River Brewing Company
  • State Farm Insurance

Dr. Staci Lugar Brettin

Program Lead

Dr. Lugar Brettin’s experience includes launching her own business, and collaborating on the start-up and formation of new ventures. She is also experienced in training entrepreneurs and business owners in business feasibility, start-up evaluation, business plan creation and entrepreneurial planning and growth. She is a member of the American Marketing Association and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She publishes in peer-reviewed journals focused on marketing and entrepreneurship education.

  • D.B.A., Anderson University
  • M.B.A., Bethel College
  • B.A., International Business, Ball State University