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.
|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|
|Mobile Application 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)|
2.000 GPA required in the minor