This minor is designed for College of Management majors and students who have satisfied the following prerequisites or their equivalents:
Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing segment in the economy, with small businesses representing 99 percent of all employers and accounting for 63% of the net nwew jobs created over the last 2 decades (SBA Office of Advocacy, 2014). This is an interesting, challenging, and rewarding time to be studying small business and entrepreneurship. Starting and operating a small business is one of the ways to fulfill the "great American dream," and many Americans believe this is one of the best paths to success and self-satisfaction.
The entrepreneurship minor is an excellent way to prepare for the challenges of starting and successfully operating a small business. The goal of this minor is to provide essential information needed to handle the challenges small business owners and operators face while starting and growing their ventures. The minor includes courses in the essential areas of entrepreneurship which will better prepare students for owning and operating a small business.
Requirements (16 credits)
Required Courses (12 credits)
- ENTR 352 Technology Management for Entrepreneurs (2 credits)
- ENTR 353 Finance for Entrepreneurs (2 credits)
- ENTR 354 Entrepreneurship and Law (2 credits)
- ENTR 355 Entrepreneurship and Marketing (2 credits)
- ENTR 490 Challenges and Choices in Small Business and Entrepreneurship (4 credits)
Elective Courses (4 credits)
- ACCT 320 Strategic Management Accounting (4 credits)
- DSCI 420 Project Management (4 credits)
- ENTR 356 Writing a Marketing Plan (2 credits)