Undergraduate Minor

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? Wondering how to test your ideas before investing a lot of time, effort and money? The Entrepreneurship minor is a proven, effective curriculum that will teach you everything you need to know in order to reduce risk and launch a successful new business. Open to all majors, it's the best way to prepare for life after college. .

Minor Curriculum

Fundamentals

Fundamentals

MGT 3510 (2)

An introduction to entrepreneurship, with a focus on identifying, analyzing and developing business opportunities.

Management

Management

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.

Marketing

Marketing

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.

Financing

Financing

MGT 3540 (2)

Learn how to evaluate resource requirements, mobilize nonfinancial resources, develop strategies for bootstrapping and explore options for funding with debt and equity.

Planning

Planning

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.

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

MGT 3520 (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.

Online Learning

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
You Will:
One

Learn how to identify and develop new product and service opportunities

Two

Learn how to start, launch
and manage a new business venture

Three

Develop entrepreneurial leadership skills that will benefit any organization

Earn your Minor in Only 6 Weeks & 6 Classes

The minor is offered during Fall and Spring semesters. You can also earn the minor in a six-week summer program. In the summer program you will spend mornings (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) working with our expert faculty and your classmates to develop, refine and examine your business opportunity.

Summer 2014 Class Schedule

May 5 - MGT 3510 (2)
May 12 - MGT 3520 (2)
May 19 - MGT 3530 (2)
May 27 - MGT 3540 (2)
June 2 - MGT 3560 (2)
June 9 - MGT 3570 (2)