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Minor in Entrepreneurship

 


The minor in entrepreneurship provides students who may be interested in either developing a business or working in a startup with the chance to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and acquire the skills that can help them be successful.  Students completing the minor will develop an understanding of the venture creation process including how to generate and develop a new business concept, apply quantitative and qualitative methods and analytical tools to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, use data and analysis to create and evaluate a business plan, and evaluate different funding sources for a new venture.  A critical element of the program is an internship working with an emerging for-profit startup or socially-beneficial organization to develop an in-depth case study of the venture and founders, formal business plan or growth plan.

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students via an application process through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Accepted business school students can begin the minor after they have earned 60 units.  For students outside the business school, prerequisites for the core courses should ideally be completed in the sophomore year. 

Requirements for the Minor

  • MGMT 164: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (PrerequisitesACTG 11, MKTG 181.  Note:  ACTG 11 currently has a prerequisite of BUSN 70 or BUSN 170)
  • MGMT 165: Building a New Business (Prerequisite:  MGMT 164 or BUSN 144)
  • MGMT 198E:  Internship in Entrepreneurship  (Prerequisite:  MGMT 164, may be taken concurrently with MGMT 165)

Plus two courses from the following list:

  • BUSN 197: Business/Engineering Project Collaboration Practicum (teamed with Engineering students as part of the KEEN initiative, available to Leavey School of Business seniors only)
  • ECON 129:  Economic Development (Prerequisites:  ECON 1, 2, 3)
  • ENGR 177:  Globalization and the Cultures of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (open to all students)
  • ENVS 145:  Environmental Technology
  • ENVS 148:  Solar Revolution
  • FNCE 141:  New Venture Finance (Prerequisites:  OMIS 40, ACTG 11, ACTG 12, FNCE 121, FNCE 124)
  • FNCE 143:  Entrepreneurial Finance (Prerequisites:  FNCE 121 and FNCE 124)
  • FNCE 170:  Business Valuation (Prerequisites:  OMIS 40, ACTG 11, ACTG 12, FNCE 121, and FNCE 124)
  • MECH 144: Smart Product Design (Co-Requisite lab MECH 144L)
  • MGMT 172:  Social Entrepreneurship OR HNRS 120A Entrepreneurship for Social Justice
  • MGMT 175:  Managing a Family Business (Prerequisite:  MGMT 160 or similar by permission)
  • MGMT 177:  Managing with the Internet (Prerequisites:  Any one of MGMT 160, PSYC 157, SOCI 149, SOCI 163, SOCI 172)
  • MGMT 197 Technology Entrepreneurship (Prerequisites: MGMT 160 or 160S and 88 units)
  • MKTG 175:  Internet Marketing (Prerequisite:  MKTG 181)
  • MKTG 182:  Market Analysis (Prerequisites:  OMIS 40, OMIS 41, or other equivalent statistics classes by permission, MKTG 181)
  • MKTG 187:  Innovation and New Product Marketing (Prerequisite:  MKTG 181)
  • SOCI 150:  Ethnic Enterprises
  • SOCI 172:  Management of Healthcare Organizations

Courses in bold are business core requirements.  Always consult the course catalog for the latest information on all prerequisites.   

List updated 04/25/2014.

 


Faculty members who would like a course reviewed for consideration as an additional elective to the above list may do so by submitting the Minor in Entrepreneurship Elective Proposal Form. Completed forms should be submitted to Linda Jenkins, ljenkins@scu.edu, Lucas Hall Suite 109. This information will be reviewed and presented for evaluation by the Entrepreneurship Leadership Team at the next monthly meeting.
 

Minor in Entrepreneurship
Frequently Asked Questions



  • Where can I find out what courses are included?
    Stop in the CIE Offices for a hard copy or visit the CIE Minor in Entrepreneurship page (see list above).
  • When can I apply?
    The application process will be rolling; however, the earliest applications should be considered would be Fall Quarter of your Sophomore year (due to the 60 unit requirement). Freshmen are welcome to submit an application and meet with the CIE with the understanding that they will not complete the Program Petition Form to add the entrepreneurship minor until the Fall of their Sophomore year (or have met the 60 unit requirement).
  • Wait, some of the required courses you list aren't available until next academic year, what do I do?
    That's why your meeting with the CIE is so important! We'll review the process for each applicant in our one-on-one meetings to let you know what may receive an equivalency and what outstanding classes will need to be completed to be sure you're on track. The meetings generally last about 15 minutes.
  • I remember submitting an application that looked like this before, do I have to do another one?
    Yes
    ! The form previously completed was for enrollment into the entrepreneurship program which provided you with access to CIE resources, events, mailings, emails, etc. All students with an interest in entrepreneurship are welcome to (and should) join our mailing list to stay in the loop on events and opportunities. The Minor in Entrepreneurship Application form is ONLY for those interested in applying to the minor in entrepreneurship-a double-sided form that must be submitted. Only students who have submitted the form, gone through the interview meeting, and received a signature from someone in the CIE on their program petition form are able to declare the minor. Signature from your advisor is not required and is not accepted for declaration.
  • I was pursuing the certificate in entrepreneurship, do I have to do something else, is that no longer offered?
    Yes
    ! The certificate has been discontinued with the minor now available. Seniors who have petitioned to graduate in Winter or Spring who were pursuing the certificate are urged to submit their applications for the minor as quickly as possible. We will give you priority scheduling to meet with us to determine your eligibility for the minor and discuss your options.
  • What if I'm not sure right now?
    For those not sure about pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship right now, all students are welcome to join the CIE mailing list to receive the latest updates and information on events, internships, Silicon Valley event attendance opportunities, counseling on pitch prep/business plans/startup questions, CIE Office Hours for Entrepreneurs featuring Silicon Valley angels, VCs and experts and more-to join our mailing list, click here.

 

 

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Congratulations
2014 Minor in Entrepreneurship
Recipients!

Jordan Agnew
Aditya Bahri
Christopher Bassett
Christine Bohannon
Henry Cho
Christian Cook
Matthew Corral
Kevin Curley
Aaron Ebert
Will Harrison
Tristan Herrera
Alicia Hotson
Kiely Kreitzberg
Carson Lindsay
Nora Lynch
Judith Martinez
Stephen Meade
Kaitlyn Rebholtz
Justina Salinas
Hilary Stewart

 


Congratulations
2013 Minor in Entrepreneurship
Recipients!

 
Danel Dayan
Justin Graham
Michael Long
Justin Wadley

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Congratulations
2012 Minor in Entrepreneurship
Recipients!

 
Matt Baker
Jeff Becker
Vince Brown
Astria Chandra
Avery Chern
Kristyn Heath
Alan Hernandez
Kathy King
Jon Lee
Alex Louie
Christeven Mergonoto
Mark Montalban
Eric Nelson
Peter Noges
Anthony Prieto
Alexander Ray
Evan Sanders
John Tylko
Angelica Valenta
Erwin Wijaya
Gloria Wirajaya
 

SCU Press Release Information on the Minor in Entrepreneurship


 

Winter Quarter '15 Classes Associated with the Minor in Entrepreneurship


What classes are offered for the minor?  Each quarter, the CIE prepares a list of the course offerings that are associated with the Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Required Courses Offered in 14/15:

   MGMT 164-Winter 15 &
      Spring 15
   MGMT 165-Fall 14 &
      Spring 15
   MGMT 198E-Fall 14,
     Winter 15, Spring 15

*Spring is tentative*
Hard copies available in the CIE Offices

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Minor Application Process


Complete the Minor in Entrepreneurship application form and submit to the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (declaration of the minor requires admission via this application process), Suite 109, Lucas Hall.

Schedule follow up meeting with CIE representative to review application and discuss course planning.

Upon approval, receive necessary minor declaration signature on the Program Petition Form (from the Office of the Registrar or the Undergraduate Business Office) and return form in its entirety to Drahmann Center Advising.

 

When to apply:  The application process will be rolling; however, the ideal time would be considered Fall Quarter of your Sophomore year (due to the 60 unit requirement).  Freshmen are welcome to submit an application and meet with the CIE with the understanding that they may not necessarily be admitted to the entrepreneurship minor until the Fall of their Sophomore year (or have met the 60 unit requirement) as space permits. 

Not sure about pursuing a minor?  All students are welcome to join the CIE mailing list to receive the latest updates and information on events, internships, Silicon Valley event attendance opportunities, counseling on pitch prep/business plans/startup questions, CIE Office Hours for Entrepreneurs featuring Silicon Valley angels, VCs and experts and more-to join our mailing list, click here

 

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Contact:

For additional information, questions, a meeting with the CIE Director or information on enrollment into the entrepreneurship minor or join the CIE mailing lists, please contact Linda Jenkins, ljenkins@scu.edu.

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