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Entrepreneurship Minor

Department of Marketing
College of Business Administration
Room 534, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2170
Fax: 330-672-5006


The entrepreneurship minor is available to all majors of the university. Entrepreneurship is more than a set of tools and techniques for starting and growing a business. It’s a mindset, a creative way of looking at opportunities. It’s passion, doing what one loves. Entrepreneurship is about challenge, persistence and creating wealth. It is about operating a business, whether one owns it or not. The entrepreneurship minor offers students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship regardless of their academic major. This minor is designed to bring an entrepreneurial perspective to their major field of study. Students are immersed in the entrepreneurial process through coursework, entrepreneurial projects and exposure to many entrepreneurs in the community. Students are prepared for the various aspects of starting a business, acquiring a business, corporate entrepreneurship or working for a small business.

The minor is open to 100 students at any given time, with maximum 30 of the top applicants being accepted into the program each year. Students apply for the minor and complete a personal interview for consideration. The core competencies of an entrepreneur generally vary among high-GPA students. Administrators target emerging entrepreneurs who have the drive, ambition and passion to succeed. This does not necessarily correlate with GPA, but recognizes that education is critical to future success.


Course Title Credits
ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON  22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3

22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENTR 27456 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3

27466 Speaker Series in Entrepreneurship  1
  47091 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
MKTG 25010 Marketing 3
Choose from the following: General Elective
ENTR  37195 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (3)  
  47195 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (3)   
  47292 Entrepreneurship Internship (1-3)   
FDM  35280 Fashion Entrepreneurship (3)   
FIN  46295 Special Topics: Entrepreneurial Finance (3)   
TECH  43060 Management of Technology Innovation (3)   

Requirements to declare the entrepreneurship minor:

  • Officially declared major (not pre-major, general, undeclared/exploratory)
  • Minimum 60 semester hours completed
  • Completion of a 300-350-word paper on “How I will benefit from a minor in entrepreneurship.” The top candidates then complete a personal interview for final selection into the minor.

Requirement to graduate with the entrepreneurship minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts) is required in the minor courses.