The Entrepreneurship Minor
The Entrepreneurship Minor is the most popular minor on campus, drawing students from the School of Arts and Science and the School of Engineering alike. Students learn to work and think like entrepreneurs and speak the language of business by taking the equivalent of 5 dynamic courses taught by award-winning entrepreneurs and investors.
The Entrepreneurship Minor is anchored by our foundational course, ENT101 “Entrepreneurship and Business Planning”, where you will learn how to start a new venture by doing it over the course of one semester. We have 16+ additional courses you can take to round out your skillset, from finance, marketing, finance, and leadership to law, team and talent, and sector-specific courses for consumer products, computer science, social impact, and many more.
You will be able to apply this mindset and skillset wherever you go after graduation – whether it is graduate school, starting or working for a startup or small business, joining a larger organization (for-profit or non-profit), or even joining a government agency.
ENT minor requirements for students graduating in Spring 2022 or earlier
Following are the legacy requirements for the Entrepreneurship Minor (ENT Minor). Please note that no more than two (2) courses used towards the minor may be used towards any other requirement.
Required Foundational Course:
- ENT101 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. Acceptable substitutions include:
- ENT194.02 Consumer Product Ventures
- ENT151 Entrepreneurship for Computer Science
- BME 194.01 Biomedical Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Required Core Courses (9 credits):
- ENT103 Entrepreneurial Finance
- ENT105 Entrepreneurial Marketing
- ENT107 Entrepreneurial Leadership. Acceptable substitutions include:
- CVS170 Developing Leaders In A Civic Context
- EM54 Engineering Leadership
Elective courses (choose 3+ credits)
- ENT 100 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking
- ENT 109 Societal Aspects of Design
- ENT 141/AMER 141 Innovative Social Enterprises
- ENT 151 / COMP 150 Entrepreneurship for Computer Science
- ENT 161 Consumer Product Ventures
- ENT 162 Bringing Products to Market
- ENT 163 Entrepreneurial Business Law
- ENT193.04 Non-Profits, Philanthropy and Impact
- ENT193.05 Team and Talent Management
- ENT106 The Science of Sales
- ENT194.01 Entrepreneurial Internships
- ENT194.02 Inside the Classroom
- ENT199 Entrepreneurial Field Studies
- NUTR 280 | ENT193.03 Nutrition and Entrepreneurship
- EC 03 Financial Accounting
- EM 51 Engineering Management
- EM 52 Technical and Managerial Communications
- EM 54 Engineering Leadership
- EM 153 Management of Innovation
- DR 27 Public Speaking
- UEP 130 Negotiation, Mediation, & Conflict Resolution
Students interested in studying innovation and entrepreneurship are welcome to take ENT courses whether or not they are planning to declare the ENT minor. We have a rich portfolio of courses, each of which is an enriching experience for students curious about the entrepreneurial method.
All ENT courses include the following class attributes:
BFA-Social Science, LA-Distribution-Social Sciences, SoE-HASS-Social Sciences.
Declaring the minor
Students must declare the minor with the Registrar’s office. Please visit the Major and Minor Declaration page to learn more about this process. You can complete this process at any point during your experience with the Entrepreneurship Minor.
Completing the minor certification form
After declaring the minor with Student Services and completing all required courses, students must then complete the Minor Certification Form. Once the form is approved, we will return a signed copy to the student’s email address. Students will then bring the signed form to Student Services before their graduation period’s deadline.