Entrepreneurship (Minor)

Minor: Entrepreneurship
Program Code: M150

About This Minor. . .

The minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to successfully operate their own small business.  A foundation in accounting, management, marketing, and finance provides students an opportunity to build a working knowledge of business.  The entrepreneurship minor is intended for students in disciplines other than business who wish to begin small businesses in their major area.  The minor will provide students with the basics needed as they face the exciting challenges of small business ownership.

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Institutional Minor Requirements

The following institutional requirements apply to all CMU minors. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • A minor consists of 15-24 semester hours. There may be prerequisites required for the minor which will increase the total number of credit hours for a student who has not already taken those prerequisites.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Essential Learning, major requirements, or electives can be counted toward the minor if applicable.
  • At least 33 percent of the credit hours required for the minor must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • At least 25 percent of the classes must be taken at CMU.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher for the courses used for the minor.
  • A minor is not a degree by itself and must be earned at the same time as a baccalaureate degree.
  • A minor must be outside the major field of study.
  • A student may earn up to five minors with any baccalaureate degree at CMU.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements sheet you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Program Specific Minor Requirements

(18 semester hours)

  • Students pursuing a BBA may not minor in Entrepreneurship. See policy for minors in the catalog.
  • Before entering the minor in Entrepreneurship students are presumed to have basic communication and computer literacy, including a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Students lacking this basic knowledge are responsible for attaining it through course work, tutorials, or workshops.
Required Courses
ENTR 300Small Business and Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 343Exploring Entrepreneur Opportunities3
ENTR 401Entrepreneurial Finance3
ENTR 450Entrepreneurship3
MARK 231Principles of Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Project Management
Web Page Design I
Strategic Consulting
Experiential Management: Student Run Business
Advanced Marketing
Emerging Media
Music Industry and Marketing
Entrepreneurship for Creatives
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a minor. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and developing a suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended minor.

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a minor. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head for the minor. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

A minor cannot be awarded by itself.  It must be combined with a baccalaureate degree outside the major field of study. Students should follow the graduation process outlined for the baccalaureate degree and list their majors and minors on the “Intent to Graduate” form.

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.