Entrepreneurship Minor

School of Business Administration

Entrepreneurship Minor

Offered by the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration, the entrepreneurship minor allows business and non-business majors to have a concentration in entrepreneurial studies.

Required: Accy 201 & Accy 202 

Accounting & Specialized Business Majors must take four of the following:

  • MGMT 371 – Introduction to Management  AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • ENT 396 – Business Venturing
  • ENT 426 – Venture Ideas
  • ENT 436 – Business Modeling and Strategy
  • ENT 446 – Corporate Innovation
  • ENT 456 – Venture Finance
  • ENT 466 – Regulating Small Business and New Ventures  AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • ENT 476 – Entrepreneurial Leadership AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • ENT 486 – Family Business Management AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • Approved BUS 380 & BUS 400 courses (study abroad and internships) at management department discretion

Non-Business Majors must take four of the following:

  • GB 350 – Essentials of Marketing   AVAILABLE ONLINE (Will not count for business majors)
  • GB 370 – Entrepreneurship and Management AVAILABLE ONLINE  (Will not count for business majors)
  • ENT 466 – Regulating Small Business and New Ventures  AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • ENT 476 – Entrepreneurial Leadership AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • ENT 486 – Family Business Management  AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • Approved BUS 380 & BUS 400 courses (study abroad and internships) at management department discretion

(We are working on adding more courses, so check back next semester if these courses do not fit your schedule)

 

Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

GB 370

Entrepreneurship and Management
This course is designed to explore the entrepreneurial mindset and culture that has been developing in companies of all sizes in virtually every industry. Students will examine the entrepreneurial process involved in both pursuing an entrepreneurial venture within a large company and the creating and managing a new enterprise for implementation of an entrepreneurial venture. They will review the dynamics of participating on a business team and the power inherent in a team relative to individual effort. The course will also provide the background and tools necessary to understand and participate in the entrepreneurial process within a large company, in a new venture or as an investor. Enrollment restrictions – have completed 54 credit hours. May not be used to satisfy a management major field elective or business elective.

MGMT 396

Small Business Management

Focus is on the special problems and skills involved in small business. The course will integrate the skills and concepts developed in accounting, finance, marketing, management, personnel, and production. Enrollment restrictions – FIN 331 (Minimum grade: D); MKTG 351 (Minimum grade: D); MGMT 371 (Minimum grade: C). May be used to satisfy a management major field elective or business elective.

MGMT 456

Venture Finance
This course explores the financial issues facing entrepreneurial business ventures. It focuses on understanding internal financial operations to determine financial resource requirements, methods for obtaining the required resources, and maintaining those resources. The course will emphasize cash flow management and accounting acumen. Enrollment restrictions – FIN 331 (Minimum grade: D); MGMT 371 (Minimum grade: C); and Junior Standing. May not be used to satisfy a business elective or as a substitute for required accounting or finance courses.

ENT 466

Regulating Small Business and New Ventures
This course evaluates the current regulatory environment of employee and labor relations in small and family business whose growth eventually brings them under various statutes and regulations. This course addresses such employment issues as handbooks, employment contracts, employee discipline, employee benefits, labor relations, workplace privacy, dress codes, and workplace compliance laws, such as the Civil Rights Act, ACA, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and sexual harassment.   Enrollment restrictions – MGMT 371 (Minimum grade: C) and Junior Standing. May be used to satisfy business elective. May not be used to substitute for MGMT 582 (Employee Relations) or MGMT 583 (Labor Relations Management).

ENT 476

Entrepreneurial Leadership 
This course examines the key human resource functions necessary to execute the business plan. It will examine the roles and activities required for growth and success including HR (establishing company culture, roles, and duties of employees, compensation for retention, establishing HR policies, and analyzing benefit options) and leadership in new ventures, small businesses, and family businesses. 
Enrollment restrictions – C or better in MGMT 371 or GB 370. May be used to satisfy business elective.

ENT 486

Family Business Management
This course focuses on the opportunities and the problems characteristic of family businesses: creating new businesses, maintaining existing businesses, management succession, transfer of ownership, mixing family and business roles, family conflicts, personnel issues, non-family employees, innovation, transgenerational wealth creation, and the use of outside advisers. 
Enrollment restrictions – C or better in MGMT 371 or GB 370. May be used to satisfy business elective.

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