Minor in Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide added knowledge, skills, and market value for non-business students (e.g. computer science, biology, art, etc.) and existing business students (e.g. students with concentrations in management, etc.). By learning concepts such as opportunity recognition, new venture strategy, creative problem solving, and entrepreneurial leadership, students will possess the added capability to launch a new business or contribute to new business development in existing organizations.

Minor in Entrepreneurship- 24 units

Required Courses

  1. ENTR 442 Small Business Management (4 units - offered all quarters including summer):
    Managerial considerations for the small business entrepreneur. Acquisitions, location, legal considerations, finances, taxation, labor relations and other topics.

  2. ENTR 543 New Venture Opportunity Analysis (4 units - offered all quarters except summer):
    Study of the process of defining and identifying the difference between ideas and opportunities. Examines the role of the entrepreneur, ideas, pattern recognition, and the evaluation and screening process that leads to successful commercialization of business concepts and ideas.

  3. ENTR 544 New Venture Development (4 units - offered all quarters except summer):
    Introduction to the process of developing a new venture concept. Examines key issues in new venture creation, including the role of the entrepreneur in transitioning ideas to business opportunities. Special emphasis on developing a rapid opportunity analysis, identifying a sustainable business model, and business planning. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENTR 543.

  4. ENTR 545 New Venture Resource Requirements (4 units - offered all quarters except summer):
    Examines the strategies and techniques employed by entrepreneurs to identify and access critical resources. Special emphasis on marshaling internal and external resources such as advisors, board of directors, social networks and other key tangibles and intangibles. Comment: We recommend you take this course concurrently with ENTR 544.

Electives – eight (8) units chosen from:

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  • ENTR 541 Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation(4 units)
  • ENTR 547 Managing a Growing Business (4 units - offered Spring quarter)
  • ENTR 549 Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture (4 units - offered all quarters except summer)
  • MGMT 515 Business Consulting (4 units - offered winter and spring quarters)
  • MKTG 460 Retailing (4 units)

Required Reflective Essay:

  • ENTR 598 Baccalaureate Reflective Essay (0 units)

Come and Kick Our Tires!

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Still not convinced that your major field of study could use an entrepreneurial advantage?
Then we invite you to come and try it out with our ENTR 100 – Exploring Entrepreneurship, a free elective course that includes: hands-on experiential learning. Be prepared to tackle the status quo, apply hard work, and have fun while doing it!

Dive right into what entrepreneurship actually is all about? Who are entrepreneurs? How does one become an entrepreneur? This course examines the key questions encountered by individuals considering the path of business ownership. Focus on examining the history and role of entrepreneurs in the economy, characteristics of entrepreneurs, career paths of entrepreneurship and one's personal potential as an entrepreneur.