Minor in Entrepreneurship

Students wishing to explore a start-up, small-business venture, or entrepreneurial venture based on their primary area of study; and who are in need of the business knowledge, tools, skills and experience to pursue such a career path, are encouraged to apply for the minor.

The minor in entrepreneurship is designed as a practical, business-building scaffold to a student’s primary area of study, with the goal of enabling and accelerating the student’s ability to create a small business or startup.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the entrepreneurial paths and experiences of organizations and individuals from various industries and backgrounds.
  2. Apply business frameworks to identify and argue for, and justify the customer need for a service or product concept of their choosing.
  3. Devise and apply consumer testing methodology to access the viability of a service or product of their choosing.
  4. Utilize fundamental business principles to forecast the financial feasibility of a service or product concept of their choosing.
  5. Prepare, explain, and defend a business pitch deck.

Entrepreneurship, Minor - 18 units

  • Only one course may be taken credit/no credit (CR/NC).
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in the Entrepreneurship Minor core coursework.
  • A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.
  • All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Core (9 units)

BUS 354Starting a Small Business3
BUS 433Building the Entrepreneurial Venture: Growth Strategies for Established Small Businesses3
BUS 436Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations3

Electives (9 units)

Select Three:

BECA 427Media Entrepreneurship3
BUS 430Social Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Ventures3
BUS 699Independent Study1-3
DES 405How to Develop, Patent, and Market an Idea3
FIN 370Fundamentals of Real Estate3
FIN 420Introduction to FinTech3
FIN 470Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance3
MKTG 688New Product Management Seminar3
MKTG 689New Product Marketing and Launch3