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)
1. ECON 1001 or 2003 Intro. to Econ. or Principles of Microeconomics
2. MANA 2028 OR OTHER statistics course in another MU college or Differential Equations (e.g., MATH 2451 or MATH 2455)
NOTE: These first two courses can count towards the Core of Common Studies
3. BUAD 2100 or ACCO 2030 Principles of Accounting and Finance for Non-Business Majors.
4. ENTP 3001 Understanding Entrepreneurship
5. ENTP 4010 New Venture Creation
6. Elective One of: ENTP 4020 Consulting to Entrepreneurs, ENTP 4931 Topics in Entrepreneurship (such as Social Entrepreneurship), MANA 3034 Negotiations and New Ventures, INTE 3001 Introduction to Information Technology, OSCM 3001 Operations and Supply Chain Management MARK 3001 Introduction to Marketing (which requires ECON 2003 as a prerequisite), or another course with the approval of the Entrepreneurship Minor adviser.
7. Applied Experiential Course, preferably from the student’s home department. The following courses count for this requirement: A Co-op Work Period, a Field Experience, an Internship, a Practicum, a Senior Design Project, a Study Abroad semester, any experiential course approved by the Minor Advisor, OR ENTP 4020: Consulting to Entrepreneurs (in which case 4020 would not fulfill number 6).
For Engineering students, the Principles of Design and Senior Design courses can count for numbers (6) and (7).
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: