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The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed as a multidisciplinary opportunity for interested students to expand their knowledge and experience. Entrepreneurship, fundamentally, is about innovation. It is about recognizing opportunities and acting on them.

Entrepreneurs are agents of change. Being entrepreneurial requires the ability to think creatively, innovate, and lead the development of an idea to implementation


The Entrepreneurship minor provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the process of starting a new business venture. This minor is not just for students interested in creating a new business. Rather it is a broad exploration of how to be entrepreneurial, whether by starting a new business, or within an existing business or organization.


Students who satisfy the requirements for the minor will demonstrate:

  • an ability to evaluate a product or service to meet the desired needs of markets within realistic constraints such as financial, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an understanding of how to start an entrepreneurial business;
  • an ability to convince others about the merits of a new idea;
  • an ability to practice techniques to effectively manage and motivate people;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of product- and service-based solutions in a contemporary global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • knowledge of legal and tax implications associated with their decisions;
  • an ability to think and act innovatively;
  • knowledge of design thinking and other tools that every innovative organization needs to succeed
Careers for this Minor:
  • Mid-level management
  • Business consultant
  • Sales
  • Research and development
  • Not-for-profit fundraiser
  • Teacher
  • Recruiter
  • Business reporter
A broad overview of the entrepreneural landscape3
Principles of Entrepreneurship3
The ability to convince others the merits new ideas. (choose one course from below)3
Interpersonal Communications3
Public Speaking3
Marketing Management3
Consumer Behavior3
Integrated Marketing Communications3
To interact with fellow employees within an organization. (choose one course from below; MG majors cannot choose a MG course)3
Human Issues in Design3
The Literature of Leadership3
Management of Organizations3
Organizational Behavior3
Human Resources Management3
Nursing Leadership3
To understand how economic factors and trends influence current and future profitability. (choose one coure rom below)3
Principles of Economics (Macro)3
Principles of Economics (Micro)3
Money and Banking3
International Economics3
International Dimensions of Business3
To have the knowledge of the legal and tax implications associated with their actions (choose one course from below)3
Introduction to Accounting and Financial World3
Business Law I3
Business Law II3
To know how to incorporate innovation in their work and teams. 3
AP 431Design Thinking and Innovation3
or EG 400 Design Thinking and Innovation
Total Credits18

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