A minor in Entrepreneurship prepares all students to become entrepreneurial leaders. During the six-course program, students are equipped with the knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities to create innovative solutions, and learn the entrepreneurial process step by step.
Through a proven and effective curriculum developed over 15 years of research, students learn from successful entrepreneurs all over the world, while being taught by professors who have entrepreneurial experience.
The Minor Gives Students the Opportunity to:
- learn how to start, launch, and manage a new business venture
- learn how to develop and identify new product and service opportunities
- develop valuable entrepreneurial leadership skill that will benefit any organization
- be motivated by like-minded individuals
- build your network with students in a variety of majors
- enhance your perspective of business as a system
Summer Accelerated Program
6 Classes in 6 Weeks
In a six-week summer course, students have the opportunity to complete the minor in an accelerated program. Students complete one class per week, which allows them to not interfere with their Fall or Spring schedules. Any of the minor courses can be taken during Fall, Spring or Summer semesters.
Below is a list of the courses and descriptions.
MGT 3510 (2)
An introduction to entrepreneurship, with a focus on identifying, analyzing and developing business opportunities.
MGT 3520 (2)
Focuses on creating management plan for your new venture, including entity formation, intellectual property, building a team and creating a customer service system.
MGT 3530 (2)
Teaches you how to develop and build the brand for your new enterprise. You will learn effective low-cost marketing strategies, social media and traditional media promotion.
MGT 3540 (2)
Learn how to evaluate resource requirements, mobilize non-financial resources, develop strategies for bootstrapping and explore options for funding with debt and equity.
MGT 3560 (2)
Teaches the development of a business plan, and that entrepreneurial planning is an ongoing process that is centered upon organizational mission, vision, values and goals.
MGT 3570 (2)
Students learn about the growing interest in social entrepreneurship and why serving a broader purpose makes sense.
In Class Experience
During the first class (MGT 3510) you will identify a business opportunity to develop throughout the six courses. You can also select an existing venture, or work as a consultant for a local company. At the end of the six courses you will know what it takes to launch, scale and grow a business venture.
The online portion includes a simple, yet powerful learning experience that facilitates practical application.
- Watch short videos featuring successful entrepreneurs discussing keys to success
- Take assessments to measure the strengths and weaknesses of your business opportunity and where more effort is needed
- Complete workbooks which will help you develop the strategies you need to be successful
Summer 2017 Class Schedule
May 8 - MGT 3510 (2)
May 15 - MGT 3520 (2)
May 22 - MGT 3530 (2)
May 30 - MGT 3540 (2)
June 5 - MGT 3560 (2)
June 12 - MGT 3570 (2)