Do you have a strong desire to run your own business?
Entrepreneurs are among the wealthiest and most influential members of society because they seek out and develop opportunities that ultimately improve society.
The Entrepreneurship Major, established in 1985, relaunched in 2009 after undergoing a comprehensive redesign into an innovative, interactive, and highly experiential program. It is now a limited access, three-year program, admitting students in their sophomore year. The forty students entering the program each year will have the uncommon experience of progressing through the program with the same group of entrepreneurial students, which will enable them to foster relationships and develop networks they can be involved in even beyond graduation.
Applications for admission to the major are accepted from students during the spring semester of their freshman year. Students pursuing the Entrepreneurship Major begin with these courses during the fall semester:
- ENT 2010 “Creating and Managing New Ventures” (2 credit hours)
- ENT 2010L “Creating and Managing New Ventures Laboratory” (1 credit hour)
- ACG 2021 “Introduction to Financial Accounting” (3 credit hours)
Please review the Course Requirements and Academic Map sections of this website for greater detail on the requirements for the entrepreneurship major, including specific information on the curriculum and required academic milestones. Additionally, take a look at the Entrepreneurship Major summary.
Apply today to be a part of this exciting opportunity! Criteria for admission to the Entrepreneurship Major include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay.
Submit the following by Friday, April 12 2013:
- Essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur
Applications with supporting materials are to be emailed to JimMoranInstitute@fsu.edu, or dropped off at the office of the Jim Moran Institute, RBB213 in the College of Business. Admission decisions will be announced in early summer, after spring grades have posted.
If admitted, you will be running a new business at this time next year! Whether you are interested in working for a large company in an entrepreneurial role or in running your own business, you will learn how to develop business opportunities to generate new products, services, and wealth that will help our economy and communities grow.
Minor in Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute is now offers two Minors in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate students—one designed for business majors, and one for arts, sciences and non-business professionals. The desire to own your own business isn’t limited only to those in a specific field of study. The Minor in Entrepreneurship has been developed to provide you with the tools and confidence to step out and make it happen. By completing the minor, you will learn how to plan, acquire resources, and launch new ventures.
- Minor in Entrepreneurship for Business Majors
The Minor in Entrepreneurship for Business Majors is a 13 credit hour program, which can be completed in as little as three spring/fall semesters. It is designed to expose business majors to entrepreneurial concepts and practices by placing an emphasis on experiential and trial-and-error learning and giving access to the teachings of successful entrepreneurs. Classes are taught by faculty who have been entrepreneurs or who consult regularly with businesses.
For additional details, be sure to check the Minor in Entrepreneurship for Business Majors Summary for information on the classes in this program.
- Minor in Entrepreneurship for the Arts, Sciences & Non-Business Professionals
The Minor in Entrepreneurship for the Arts, Sciences & Non-Business Professionals is a 12 credit hour program designed for junior and senior students in a discipline other than business. The program will equip students with knowledge of how to initiate and manage new ventures, sources of funding, and business planning.
Learn more about the classes for this Minor by viewing the Minor in Entrepreneurship for the Arts, Sciences, and Non-Business Professionals Summary.
No application required. Take the first steps towards earning your Minor in Entrepreneurship by registering for ENT 3003 “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” (3 credit hours).
Once you have registered for your last class in the Minor program, request your Certificate of Entrepreneurship. Your certificate will be mailed to you once you have earned your degree.