Entrepreneurship, Minor

This five-course (20 credit) Interdisciplinary minor guides students through the startup process. Students are exposed to innovation, marketing, and business modeling and given the opportunity to develop prototypes for their new ideas. They will then work in interdisciplinary teams to develop business plans. Support is provided to help students advance their ventures through IDEA, the venture incubator.

Depending on the participating college, one or two courses have been carefully selected as substitutes for D'Amore-McKim School of Business courses, allowing a student to apply the same course to both his or her own college degree and our entrepreneurship minor. We currently have partnerships with CAMD, COE, CCIS, Bouvé, and COS. This allows students to learn entrepreneurship from business school professors while at the same time innovate and prototype new products and systems within their area’s faculty. This powerful combination leads to exciting new ventures. 

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

Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures


A minimum of two courses must be ENTR courses.
Complete four of the following:16
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management Consulting 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