Entrepreneurial Business Minor

Students in the Freeman School of Business will be able to earn a minor in Entrepreneurship by completing 18 hours of coursework which builds from core concepts in entrepreneurship to immersive experiential learning. 

Students pursuing the Entrepreneurial Business minor have access to the resources of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, including the Student Venture Incubator, Innovators-in-Residence, networking opportunities, and more. 

Students are encouraged to begin the minor in their sophomore year in order to complete the sequence of classes. 

Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework in three areas: 

Core requirements (6 hours)

  • MGMT 3200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • FINE 3010 Financial Management

Electives (9 hours). Select three from the following courses, subject to change:

  • FINE 4130 Venture Capital and Private Equity (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4110 Cases in Entrepreneurship (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4150 Environment, Society, and Capitalism (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4180 Management of Technology and Innovation (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4300 Social Venturing for a Sustainable Future (3 Hours) 
  • MKTG 4145 New Product Development (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4200* Venture Accelerator 1 (taken in conjunction with MGMT 4200) (3 Hours)
  • Future courses may include cross-listings with the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and the School of Science and Engineering. 

Experiential Learning (3 hours). Select one of the following courses. 

  • MGMT 4610 Management of New Ventures (3 Hours) 
  • MGMT 4210* Venture Accelerator 2 (must take MGMT 4200) (3 Hours) 
  • Future courses may include a Social Entrepreneurship Practicum.


Students who began their study of entrepreneurship prior to fall 2023 are eligible to earn a specialization in Entrepreneurship by completing 9 hours of approved courses and receiving approval. See the 2022-23 Course Catalog for a list of eligible courses. 

Back to top of page