The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed to provide an interdisciplinary prospective on the social science and education, natural and behavioral sciences/mathematics and humanities. The Entrepreneurship minori is designed to complement majors and minors across the College by affording students the opportunity to take courses designed to address the challenges of launching a new venture or an idea. The Entrepreneurship minor will provide students with essential skills and techniques for identifying and commercializing business opportunities that compliment their major field of study. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the minor willearn a notation on their academic transcripts.
The Minor requires 18 credit hours (excluding the General Education requirements of EI-100: Foundations for Entrepreneurship). Students wishing to apply for the Entrepreneurship Minori will follow the same guidelines that apply to other disciplines in the College: i.e., only 200-numbered courses and above will fulfill the Entrepreneurship Minor requirements.
Students interested in the Entrepreneurship Minor, should contact the Director of Entrepreneurship. For the minor, all students are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade average.
EI 100: Foundations for Entrepreneurship (3) F/S
Introductory course intended to provide students with a foundation of the vital role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. This course is a General Education requirement and can not be used to meed the 18 hour requirement for the minor in Entrepreneurship.
EI/BA 320: Marketing (3) F
The study of the basic concepts and practices of modern marketing in practical way. Focus is on marketing as a business function that identifies customer needs and wants, determines which target markets the organizatin can best serve designs appropriate products, services, and programs to best serve the markets. - Prerequisite EI-100
EI 330: Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3)S
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to understand basic accounting and finance principles directly related to prospective business owners. - Prerequisite EI-100
EI/BA 340: Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (3)S
The course concentrates on starting and growing new business. Students will identify new venture opportunities, evaluate the visibility of a new venture, understand the skills necessary for building a team, financing, starting and operating a business and write a business plan. Prerequisite EI-100
EI 360: social Entrpreneurship, Innovation and Civic Participation (3)F
This course is designed to teach students how to identify social problems, develop solutions and apply innovative strategies to creatively solve them. Students will learn to identify and support the scaling of innovative, promising ideas that can be used in transforming communities. Prerequisite EI-100
EI 310: Business Law and Tax Consideration for Entrepreneurs (3)S
This course will help students identify tax and legal challenges inherent in entrepreneurial activities. Students will study suggested strategies for meeting legal and tax challenges while achieving basic business objectives. Prerequisite EI-100
EI 301: Students in Free Enterprise I (3)F
This course is a two part course. It will provide management experiene in various aspects in Free Enterprise. (Sophomore Standing)
EI 302: Students in Free Enterprise II (3)S
This course will allow students to develop programs aimed at participating in the Regional SIFE competition. Upon completion of project, students will compete against other universities and colleges.
EI 380: Local, Stte and Federal Contracting Opportunities (Seminar) (1)S
This course is designed as a seminar, to provide students with an in-depth understanding of conducting business in municipal. stte and federal business environments. Prerequisite EI-100
EI 400: Special Topics (3) F/S
This seminar is designed to provide students with opportunity to expand the range of possibilities for studnts to consider non-traditional avanues of entrepreneurship. Prerequisite EI-100