Entrepreneurship Minor Course Requirements

Course Requirements

ENTR 201
Art of Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course introduces and explores the mindset and process of Entrepreneurism in: (1) Social Entrepreneurism (Solving social issues); (2) Business Entrepreneurship (starting an innovative enterprise); (3) Employee Entrepreneurism (as a worker in an existing business) and (4) Academic Entrepreneurism (the pursuit of a valuable and productive education). Emphasis will be on identifying opportunities and value; developing the art of creative problem solving; and effectively expressing those solutions. Prerequisites:  None.

ENTR 315/316 
Entrepreneurial Practicum (3-6 Credits)

This course serves as training for entrepreneurial leadership and emphasizes experiential learning in the practice and the development of skills that are needed by entrepreneurs, including effective leadership, collaboration, planning, and communication. Prerequisite ENTR 201 or permission of instructor.

COMM 390 
Social Media Campaigns (3 credits)

This course emphasizes theory and practice in the strategic planning, writing, communication design, management and analysis of social media campaigns for mobile communications, social media, and online social networking. Perquisites:  ENGL 110, COMM 100, junior status (60 credits earned) and COMM 251, or permission of instructor for ENTR minors.

WSTU 491 
Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement (3 Credits) This course is being replaced, please see Professor Mata for more details.

ENTR 379/488
Capstone in Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course serves as a capstone for the Entrepreneurship Minor and provides students with the opportunity to work in a simulated or real startup company, as well as examining case studies from leading entrepreneurs. Multidisciplinary teams of students work on mentor-defined or mentor-approved projects, from product or process conception towards commercialization. The course is intended to show what it takes to assemble teams with core competencies in different areas into a successfully functioning business organization. Teams work on a variety of issues including intellectual property, marketing, definition of a product requirements document, human factors, safety and environmental concerns, and legal matters. Prerequisites:  ENTR 201 and ENTR 315 (corequisite or prerequisite)