Students who have an interest in becoming entrepreneurs or participating in the launch of a new product or service can minor in entrepreneurship by taking 18 semester hours of courses from the management, marketing, and finance departments. This minor helps students develop the following:

  • research skills to identify entrepreneurial opportunities for small business startups
  • the ability to integrate knowledge from the various business disciplines as they apply to small business management
  • an understanding of financial decision making as it applies to entrepreneurship ventures
  • the ability to critically analyze competitive strategy
     

Students electing a minor may use the courses completed in their Charger Foundations as part of the required hours in a minor. Students may also use relevant courses to meet the requirements in their major.

Required Courses18
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS
NEW VENTURE STRATEGIES
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
MARKETING FOR NEW VENTURES
Select one of the following:
MARKETING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
PRACTICUM IN MANAGEMENT
PRACTICUM IN MARKETING
INTERNSHIP MUSIC BUSINESS
PORTFOLIO
Or any of the following courses with statement from faculty of record stating how the project or practicum applies to entrepreneurship, business, or the development of a new product:
GRAPH DES: SENIOR PROJ MGMT
GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS
DIRECTED STUDY
RESEARCH & PROF DEV CAPSTONE
PEOPLE, PLANTS & ENVIRONMENT
INTRO MOLECULAR UNDST BIO SYST
SENIOR CAPSTONE
SPECIAL TOPICS BIOLOGICAL SCI
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEM
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
APPLIED MATERIALS ENGINEERING
COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN I
INTRO TO BIG DATA COMPUTING
SPECIAL TOPICS
SR PROJ:TEAM SOFTWARE DESIGN
EE DESIGN PROJECTS
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN I
SEL TOP UNDERGRAD MATH
SELECTED TOPICS
PHYSICS PRACTICUM
Total Hours18