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Minor in Entrepreneurship


The minor in entrepreneurship is designed to allow you the opportunity to learn the foundations in creating and sustaining a business, including business plan development and innovation skills. The elective course is designed to allow you to learn about a functional area in entrepreneurship or to delve more deeply into one of the foundations.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved

By completing the minor, you will have developed a basic competency in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business by understanding how businesses are conceived. Through the choice of your elective, you will build additional knowledge or skills in a foundational or functional areas such as: economics, statistics, accounting, communications, marketing, computer applications, law, international business, finance, real estate, leadership, human resource management, or social science.

This minor is not approved for students majoring in business.

Structure of the Minor

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

ACCT 205 Accounting for Entrepreneurs & Small Business
ENTR 301 Principled Entrepreneurship and the Free Enterprise System
ENTR 401 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Directed Course: (3 credit hours). Choose one of the following (the course not chosen can be taken as an Elective in item 3):

ENTR 411 Technology and Entrepreneurship
ENTR 421 Applying Innovation

Electives (3 credit hours):

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
BLAW 301 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
MGMT 303 Management and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 431 International Business
MGMT 305 Leadership in Organizations
FINC 405 Private Equity, Venture Capital & Exits
MGMT 311 Human Resource Management
MGMT 315 Management of Change
COMM 206 Persuasive Speaking
COMM 216 Communications in Business
CONE 302 Engineering/Construction Law, Ethics, Safety, & Contracts
CONE 311 Resource Estimating
CSCI 217 Web Resources and Design
CSCI 370 Developing Mobile Apps
STAT 461 Data Analysis

Total Credit Hours Required: 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.

Note: For cases in which the major discipline already requires any of the Minor in Entrepreneurship required courses (which cannot be used for a dual purpose and counted towards the Entrepreneurship minor), the student must contact the Baker School of Business to determine appropriate substitutions.

For further information, please contact Dr. Al Lovvorn, Department Head, in the Baker School of Business.

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