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    This minor in Entrepreneurship will complement any major at the University and is designed for both non-business and business majors. It provides students the tools and insights necessary to launch a new venture, whether it is for-profit or not-for-profit. Turning a passion, cause, or idea into a functioning enterprise requires acumen in marketing, finance, law, and management. The required course sequence in the minor covers everything from start-up considerations, business planning, capital sourcing, and legal considerations to integrating family members into the business, moving the business across generations, and selling the business to a third party. The "select from" course options provide students a way to tailor the minor to their specific interests or shore up skill deficiencies in areas they want to emphasize in developing their new enterprise. While this minor is designed to accommodate students who are naturally creative, innovative or who plan to start and run their own enterprise, it will also be helpful to students who plan to work for an organization with an entrepreneurial mindset. In our current evolving and volatile economy, jobs no longer last decades. Inevitably, students, in their adult lives, will encounter the appeal of starting their own enterprise and this minor offers the fundamental knowledge and skills to support that choice. Finally, given the rapidly changing nature of our economy, employers are increasingly interested in hiring employees with an entrepreneurial or innovative mindset. This minor is ideally aligned to help students acquire that way of thinking and working. 


    Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship


    For Prerequisites and Co-requisites please see course descriptions
    BUS 240 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    BUS 361 Starting a New Business Venture 3
    BUS 362 Building, Operating, and Passing on a Family Business 3
    FIN 328 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
    PRS 340 Internet Strategies: Social Media, e-Commerce and More 3
    Select one course from the following: 3
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing  
    BUS 305 Non-Profit Management  
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management  
    BUS 360 Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics  
    ENV 279A CORE: Applied Sustainability  
    IBA 301 World Economic Resources and Business Sourcing  
    Approved Internship in any discipline relative to the minor in entrepreneurship  
    Total Credits Required 18