Entrepreneurial Startups, Minor

This interdisciplinary minor guides students through the startup process.The Minor in Entrepreneurial Startups is designed to prepare students from any background or area of study to conceptualize, launch, manage, and grow a new business. Students have an opportunity to learn to shape entrepreneurial opportunities; assess feasibility; and develop other skills needed to conceptualize, launch, manage, and grow a new business venture. Students are exposed to innovation, marketing, and business modeling as they work in interdisciplinary teams to develop business plans. Courses from the College of Arts, Media and Design; College of Engineering; and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences have been carefully selected to allow students to apply the same course to both his or her own college degree and the entrepreneurial startups minor.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. 

Required Course

ENTR 2301Innovation!4


Complete three courses, one of which may be chosen from the additional elective option list:12
Marketing Strategies for Startups (if not chosen above)
Business Model Innovation for Entrepreneurs
Lean Design and Rapid Prototyping
Advanced Studies in Entrepreneurial Startups
Additional Elective Options
One of the following courses may fulfill an elective:
Design Process Context and Systems
Experience Design 1
Software Development
Mobile Application Development
Web Development
The Entrepreneurial Universe
The Business of Games
Engineering Design (Enginerring Students Only)
Product Development for Engineers (Enginerring Students Only)

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor