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 1982, 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" in the Forms section at the bottom of this page.
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 11, 2014:
- "Application to the Entrepreneurship Major" – located in the Forms section
- Essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur
Applications with supporting materials are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the office of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Information Systems in RBB 325 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 Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to be accessible to students from all disciplines and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, cross-functional integration, and hands-on experiential practice.
The desire to own your own business is not limited only to those pursuing a specific field of study. Whether you aim to be an entrepreneur, to start up a non-profit venture, or simply to be innovative within an existing company, the tools offered in the Entrepreneurship Minor can complement your skillset.
Students in any major can supplement their program by developing a creative entrepreneurial mindset and skills that enhance the ability to identify opportunities for innovation, to challenge the status quo in any field, and to implement sustainable change. The Minor in Entrepreneurship consists of 12 credit hours.
For additional details, be sure to check the “Minor in Entrepreneurship Summary” in the Forms section.
No application is required. Take the first steps towards earning your Minor in Entrepreneurship by registering for ENT 3003 “Introduction to Entrepreneurship.”