Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

Associate Dean: Joseph Bailey, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean: Brian Horick

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship minor draws on core principles in innovation and entrepreneurship to give students the fundamentals that they need to excel in the industry. With a focus on critical and creative thinking, the minor will serve students who aspire to be an innovator and creative thinker, or an entrepreneur starting a new firm.  Importantly, the Minor will provide the student knowledge which complements the in-depth expertise within their major field of study by building the entrepreneurial mindset, skills, and relationships invaluable to developing innovative, impactful solutions to today's problems.

The program allows students to supplement their primary course of study and provides the knowledge, skill sets and credentials to compete in today’s fiercely competitive employment market. The minor gives a broad understanding of the business process, both for corporate and entrepreneurial businesses. The minor courses are application-oriented, exploring theoretical approaches and emphasizing the implementation of those theories across a wide range of real-world contexts.  The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for capturing the economic value in creative ideas for commercially viable products and services. It enhances a student's understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship, encourages exploration into personal career opportunities, and develops specific competencies in the creation, growth, and leadership of innovative or entrepreneurial firms.

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Course Title Credits
BMGT461Entrepreneurship (Take the "M" version of 461, BMGT461M)3
BMGT365Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity 13
BMGT366Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies 13
Complete 6 credits from the following courses:6
How Do Innovators Think?
Social Enterprise: Changing the World through Innovation and Transformative Action
Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
Experiential Learning in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Marketing and Innovation for Entrepreneurs
or BMGT352 Customer Centric Innovation - Smith Majors only
Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Management and Organization (Specifically BMGT468R: Fearless Founders: New Venture Practicum, BMGT468T: Creativity for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Outdoor Edition and BMGT468Z: Create the Future through Systems Thinking and Design)
Total Credits15

 Prerequisite required, see Testudo for details