Students from any major can use this the Entrepreneurship Minor to develop the skills and experiences that will facilitate the student's efforts in transforming ideas into enterprises that create value. This comprehensive minor will provide the students with experiences to aid in planning, risk-taking, market analysis, problem-solving and creativity.
Requirements for the Entrepreneurship Minor
Students interested in taking this minor must take 15 semester credit hours, including the following courses:
ET 201 Fundamentals of the Enterprise (3 Semester Hours)
The course provides an introduction to the structural, financial, economic, managerial, legal, and operational fundamentals of organizations, profit and non-profit.
ET 211 New Venture Planning and Development (3 Semester Hours)
Course acts as an introduction to the elements and processes by which new ventures are created, both within existing organizations and start-up enterprises.
ET 221 Techniques of Persuading, Selling, and Negotiating (3 Semester Hours)
Students will learn the theory and practice of the communicative processes by which individuals influence others in the context of commercial and organizational objectives.
Students are also required to take 6 semester credits from the Entrepreneurship Minor Group 1 list of courses:
CM 304 Advanced Public Speaking (3 Semester Hours)
This course teaches advanced techniques in oral persuasion with emphasis on rhetorical organization, research techniques and effective presentation.
FN 315 Accounting and Finance for Not-For-Profit Organizations (3 Semester Hours)
Course teaches the particular nuances of accounting for and managing the finances of a not-for-profit organization. Course assumes an understanding of financial statements, the accounting process, and basic financial management concepts.
MK 203 Marketing Principles (3 Semester Hours)
Students will receive an introduction to marketing theories, principles and practices. Emphasis of the course is on the role of marketing in the organization. Course will cover major topics including market segmentation, market targeting, product positioning and the marketing mix.
MN 200 Introduction to Management (3 Semester Hours)
This course introduces students to life in an organization. Students will learn organizational definitions, culture, and relationships between government and society. Course focuses mainly on developing successful communication strategies within organizations. Verbal, written and team communications are stressed. Students will also learn about technology that provides aid and enhances communication.