Entrepreneurship, Minor

The Center for Entrepreneurship Education is a university-wide resource that integrates entrepreneurship and innovation courses, entrepreneurial co-ops in early stage companies, venture incubation through the on-campus IDEA program, and venture launch by helping entrepreneurs raise startup funds from the local angel and venture capital community.

One of the flagship programs of the center is a minor in entrepreneurship. The minor introduces students to the challenges and opportunities associated with starting and growing their own business. Students are exposed to innovation, marketing, and business modeling skills and have an opportunity to develop prototypes for their new ideas. They will then work in interdisciplinary teams to develop business plans suitable for their ventures. Support is provided to help students advance their ventures through IDEA, the venture incubator. Students are also encouraged to participate in the nationally recognized Entrepreneurs Club.

The minor in entrepreneurship allows nonbusiness students to explore their major discipline through a completely different lens and to potentially launch a new venture. Business students should pursue a concentration or dual concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation.

For more information, contact the program coordinator, Professor Cheryl Mitteness, in 219 Hayden Hall, at 617.373.3728, or by email. Also visit the program website.

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

Note: This minor is not available to students in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Required Course

ENTR 4501Business Planning for Technology Ventures4
or ENTR 4503 Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises


A minimum of two courses must be ENTR courses.
Complete four of the following:16
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
New Venture Laboratory Abroad
Software Development
Mobile Application Development
Web Development
Design Process Context and Systems
Experience Design 1
The Business of Games
Engineering Design (engineering students only)
Product Development for Engineers (engineering students only)

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor