Entrepreneurship Minor

The Entrepreneurship Minor course sequence is structured such that students acquire basic business knowledge and skills before taking more advanced courses.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (33:382:302) offers students a framework for understanding the entrepreneurial process, and exposes students to challenges, problems, and issues faced by entrepreneurs who start new businesses.

Managing Growing Ventures (33:382:303) then offers an overview of running a small business, including discussions of leadership, strategy, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, supplier management, facilities, banking, legal, and regulatory considerations. This range of business aspects, and the range of entrepreneurship courses offered, are directly applicable to starting a small business or joining a large corporation. Many companies are explicitly setting expectations for, and placing value on, employees with entrepreneurial skills.

Within the minor, students receive a combination of theoretical and practical exposure to entrepreneurship. Case study is the principal teaching method, supplemented by lectures, project work, and guest speakers.

 

Learning Goals

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities
  • Develop a business concept
  • Assess and obtain required resources
  • Manage the growth of new ventures
  • Effectively manage a small business
  • Avoid common entrepreneurial mistakes

 

Advantages

A Minor in Entrepreneurship augments all disciplines and expands career options and professional development. Virtually any position can utilize the learning goals.

Be informed that students may not double minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.

 

Examples of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Public Relation Firm, Graphic Designs/Multimedia Company, Franchisee, Doctor, Lawyer, Consultant (Marketing, Educational, Medical, Sales, etc.), Real Estate Developer, Event Planner.

 

The Minor's Structure
For Non-RBS Majors

Non-RBS students pursuing the entrepreneurship minor will take all 6 courses (18 credits). The suggested course track for this minor will be to first take the Preliminary Core Requirements designed to provide students with general business skills (9 credits), then take the Entrepreneurship Core courses (6 Credits), and finally select an elective (3 credits).

 

Preliminary Core Requirements
(9 credits)

Course # Title Credits
33:382:103 Accounting for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses 3
33:382:203 Finance for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses 3
33:382:202 Marketing for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses 3

 

Entrepreneurship Core Requirements
(6 credits)

Course # Title Credits
33:382:302 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:303 Managing Growing Ventures 3

 

Electives
(3 credits)

Course # Title Credits
33:382:340 Creativity, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:496 Entrepreneurship Practicum 3
33:382:355 Managing Technological Innovation 3
33:382:352 Multicultural Market 3
33:382:486 Music Industry 3
33:630:369 New Product Planning 3
33:382:310 Social Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:360 Technology Ventures 3
33:382:342 Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development 3

 

For more information, please contact Alfred E. Blake IV, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs.