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Online Entrepreneurship Degree

The McKendree University online entrepreneurship degree provides students hands-on experience and individualized guidance in all areas of creating your own business. 

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Why an Online Entrepreneurship Degree?

Start your own business in any number of industries when you earn your online BBA in Entrepreneurship from McKendree University.  You will learn how to raise venture capital, assess risk, and evaluate your competition.  Many of the faculty bring first-hand experience to the classroom as they provide instruction in business theory and real-world application.



Student on Laptop at HomeFlexible Course Format

Online courses are delivered using the course management system Blackboard.  All classes for the online entrepreneurship major are offered over an eight week period.  Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.


Career Opportunities

There is no limit to the career opportunities available to online entrepreneurship majors.  Whether you already have an idea for creating and running your own small business or you just want a comprehensive education on what it takes to manage an organization, this degree program will suit your needs.

  • Business Owners

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Finance Managers

  • Consultants

  • Start-up Leaders



Student in Graduation Cap and GownProgram Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for online degree completion.  40 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level and a minimum of 30 hours with McKendree.  Students must fulfill the general education requirements.



Interesting Classes

  • Process of Entrepreneurship

  • Financial Management - Applications and Cases

  • Consumer Behavior



Online Entrepreneurship General Education Requirements

  • Art or Music

  • ENG 111 English I: Academic Writing

  • Literature

  • PSY/SOC/PSI - 6 hrs from 2 of 3 areas

  • MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra

  • HPE 158 Health and Wellness

  • BIO 101 Introductory Biology with Lab

  • CSI 120 Computing Concepts and Apps.

  • ENG 112 English II: Research and Writing

  • HIS 262 US History Since 1865

  • Philosophy or Religion

  • MTH 170 Statistics

  • SPC 310 Business and Professional Presentations

  • SCE 205 Earth and Astronomical Science



McKendree University Campus QuadEvaluation of Transfer Credit

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. A student transferring to McKendree, who has received an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, is considered to have met all general education requirements, provided the degree is not considered vocational.  Students who have met the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum (GECC) will also be considered to have met all general education requirements.  For students who have completed a vocational program or hold no prior degree, the courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department.

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

  • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.

  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation, 30 of which must be from McKendree.

  • Up to 90 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Meet the Faculty

Rick Bonsall, D.Mgt.Rick Bonsall, D.Mgt.

Associate Professor




Darren Cross, D.B.A.Darren Cross, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor




Jean Sampson, D.Mgt.Jean Sampson, D.Mgt.





Peter Sigiols, D.B.A., J.D.Peter Sigiols, D.B.A., J.D.

Associate Professor





Student Services

Photo of Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.

Senior Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
(800) BEARCAT, ext. 6427



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