The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship / Students / Academic Programs
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. 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 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 skill set.
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(refer to the flyer on the right of the page for a full course listing).
To start earning your minor, enroll in ENT3003 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which is offered every semester.