Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Program Contact: Patrice Luoma  203-582-8320

A minor in entrepreneurship and small business management gives you a strong foundation in sound business practices, sharpens your business management skills and teaches you how to think like an entrepreneur. This minor provides the expertise necessary for professionals in any field who must run their own business operation. You’ll create business plans, engage in entrepreneurial activities and work on team and individual projects to develop and improve business ideas.

You’ll learn from a rich network of faculty and staff that provides the guidance necessary to launch a business or join a bourgeoning company. In the classroom, during internships and at networking events, you can tap into the expertise and experience of local and national company executives, as well as small business owners who have achieved success. 

Both business and non-business school students are encouraged to minor in entrepreneurship and small business management. The minor enables students to supplement their main area of interest with the basic skills necessary to create a business plan and engage in the entrepreneurial activities and learning experiences offered by the university.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Minor Curriculum 

Required Courses
ENT 210Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice3
Select five of the following:15
Entrepreneurial Skills
Creating Digital Businesses
Entrepreneurial Media (The MIC Project)
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Creativity and Innovation
Small Business Marketing
Entrepreneurial Finance
Family or Small Business Financing
Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation
Social Entrepreneurship
Small and Family Business
Managing the Family or Small Business
Business Plan Competition
Creating New Business Models
Entrepreneurial Implementation I
Entrepreneurial Implementation II
Entrepreneurship Internship
Total Credits18