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Please visit the Undergraduate Programs website for further, in-depth information on the Entrepreneurship Major and Minor.
Do you have what it takes to start your own business? The Entrepreneurship Major in the College of Business has been redesigned into a highly competitive world-class program! The Entrepreneurship Major is a three-year program starting with your sophomore year. You must apply during your freshman year – prior to the spring deadline – to be part of this exciting opportunity. If admitted, you will start and run a microbusiness as a sophomore!
Enrollment is limited to 40 students per year. Admission criteria include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur. A resume should be submitted along with the application. Admission decisions will be announced in early summer.
Entrepreneurs are among the wealthiest and most influential members of society because of the way they seek out and develop opportunities that improve everyone's way of life. 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 offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship. We have optimized the Minor for our students by offering two different tracks – one for business majors and another for non-business majors. Just because you are majoring in something other than entrepreneurship, doesn’t mean that you won’t someday start a business of your own. The Minor in Entrepreneurship will give you the tools and confidence to you need step out and make it happen. Whether or not you are a Business focused student, by completing our minor you will learn how to plan your business, acquire resources, and launch new ventures.
The Minor in Entrepreneurship is a total 15 credit hour program, with an additional 3 hours for non-business majors (refer to the flyer on the right of the page for a full course listing). These courses can be completed in as little as three spring/fall semesters. Our courses are designed to expose business majors and non-business majors to entrepreneurial concepts and practices. The programs accomplish these objectives 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.
To start earning your minor, enroll in ENT3003 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which is offered every semester.