The Entrepreneurship Minor offers a sequence of courses that engages students with the entrepreneurial process from beginning to end, starting with idea generation and sequentially building the essential elements of transforming ideas into viable enterprises. Students will learn the process of identifying innovative opportunities by developing an entrepreneurial mindset as well as engaging in human-centered design thinking. Practical skills needed to make the transformation from idea to new venture are developed and refined; these include statistical analysis, technology integration, and venture assessment -- incorporating the necessary essentials of marketing, accounting, pricing, and finance, along with knowledge of the ethical dilemmas of managing an entrepreneurial enterprise. The entrepreneurship courses will develop and refine the students' written and oral communication skills focusing on how to develop and present a persuasive funding pitch seeking support for a proposed new enterprise. A minor in Entrepreneurship requires six courses. No more than three transfer classes may count toward the Entrepreneurship Minor. All classes towards the minor must be passed with a C- or better.
A minor in Entrepreneurship requires the following:
- EN 204S Cultivating an Entrepreneurship Mindset
- MN 260S Statistical Methods: Management and Economics (or equivalent statistics course)
- MN 272S Management Information Systems
- EN 320 Principles of Entrepreneurship
- EN 420 Venture Creation
And a choice of one of the following courses:
- EN 411 Social Entrepreneurship
- MN 406S Non-Profit Management
- MN 342S Ethics in Management & Entrepreneurship
- IB 360G Marketing a New Global Venture (Spring-into-Summer)
- One Winter Term Course on list approved by the Entrepreneurship Coordinator (such as Starting Green Businesses, London Street Markets: Buy & Sell, Ecotourism in the Caribbean, Website Construction, Internet Marketing).