Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

The primary goal for the minor in Entrepreneurship is to provide students in non-business fields a basic insight into how to use self-employment as a means to lead fulfilling lives.

The ranks of entrepreneurs are filled with people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Whether by the push of limited opportunities in the job market or by the pull of an attraction to be their own boss, many of our graduates will end up at some point in their careers as business owners or as founders of not-for-profit organizations.

Undergraduate Minor Course Requirements

To complete the requirements for a minor in Entrepreneurship, students need to complete 21 credits as specified below (a grade of C or better must be earned in each course). Only one course can transfer in from another university.


  • ECON 1001 (Intro to Econ) or ECON 1103 (Principles of Microeconomics) - 3 credits
  • Statistics Requirement, 1 of the following: MATH 1700, MATH 4720, PSYC 2001, BUAD 1560, or SOCI 2060 - 3 credits
  • BUAD 2100 (Accounting and Finance Fundamentals for Non-Business Majors) or ACCO 1030 (Principles of Financial Accounting) - 3 credits
  • ENTP 3001 (Understanding Entrepreneurship) - 3 credits
  • ENTP 4010 (New Venture Creation) - 3 credits
  • ENTP elective, 1 of the following: ENTP 4020, ENTP 4041, ENTP 4931, MANA 3034, MANA 4010, INSY 3001, OSCM 3001 or MARK 3001 - 3 credits
  • Applied Experiential Course: Including Co-op work period, a field experience, an internship, a practicum, a senior design project, study abroad semester, any experiential course approved by the minor adviser or ENTP 4020 (which does not double-count as an ENTP elective) - 3 credits

Incorporating the Student’s Field of Study

Students can take one (or by special permission) two courses in a non-business field. This allows students to focus their program on their area of interest (e.g., engineering, communications, theater arts, health sciences, and political science).

Their work in the business school should also relate to their own field. For example, students are required to complete a business plan in one of the required courses and it is expected that most students will also participate in the Business Plan Competition. In both cases they can write a plan that is related to their own field.

Students and alumni of the program will be encouraged to attend various entrepreneurial events. There will also be several opportunities for students to network with seasoned entrepreneurs.

For more information

The Entrepreneurship Minor Adviser is:
John Peterson
(414) 288-7035