Program Contact: Robert Yawson  203-582-5023

A minor in entrepreneurship and innovation 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 innovation. 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 Innovation Minor Curriculum 

Required Courses
ENT 210Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice3
ENT 250Idea Validation and Business Model Development3
ENT 310Creativity and Innovation Management3
ENT 340Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation3
or IB 324 Negotiating Internationally
ENT 420Business Launch3
or IB 401 International Strategy and Business Plan
Select one elective from the following:3
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Responses to the Coronavirus
The Business of Music
Creating Digital Businesses
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Small Business Marketing
Entrepreneurial Finance
Family or Small Business Financing
Social Entrepreneurship
Small and Family Business
Managing the Family or Small Business
Business Plan Competition
Practicum in Entrepreneurship
Independent Research in Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Doing Business in the European Union
Special Topics in International Business
International Marketing
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
International Finance
International Management
Entrepreneurial Media (The MIC Project)
Transportation and Logistics Management
Service Operations Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Procurement and Sourcing
Marketing Research
European Politics
International Business Immersion
Business Internship
Total Credits18