Entrepreneurship (Minor)

Business and Economics Department

Deborah Calhoun, M.B.A., Ph.D. Chair
Ademar Bechtold, Ph.D.
Lawrence Beyer, C.F.A., M.B.A.
Heather Carpenter, Ph.D.
Elizabeth H. Jones, Ph.D.
Charles E. Yoe, Ph.D.

 

Degrees offered

Minor

Campuses

Main Campus

The Entrepreneurship Minor provides an introduction to both business entrepreneurship and "social entrepreneurship" for students from any major area of academic study. A Social Entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to promote social change.

Summary

The Entrepreneurship Minor provides students with an opportunity to develop a business plan for either a social or for-profit entrepreneurial organization that is appropriate for pursuing investors or grants. The Entrepreneurship Minor provides all students whose professional plans would benefit from entrepreneurial perspectives and skills a chance to develop their problem solving, negotiation, organizing, ambiguity and risk tolerance skills.

The Minor requires the completion of 7 courses (21 credits): BUS-302 Principles of Management, BUS-303 Principles of Marketing, BUS-416 Managing Financial Resources, BUS-401 Entrepreneurship I, BUS-402 Entrepreneurship II, plus two elective courses offered by several departments on campus and chosen and approved in consultation with the Chair of the Business and Economics Department. Business majors do not take BUS-416. No more than three courses from the student's Major may be applied to the completion of the Entrepreneurship Minor.

Curriculum

Required Courses

       BUS-302 Principles of Management
       BUS-303 Principles of Marketing
       BUS-416 Managing Financial Resources
       BUS-401 Entrepreneurship I
       BUS-402 Entrepreneurship II

Elective Courses

Choose two approved elective courses offered by several departments on campus in consultation with the Chair of the Business and Economics Department.

Note: Business Majors do not take BUS-416. No more than three courses from the student's Major may be applied to the completion of the Entrepreneurship Minor.