Feb 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship Minor

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Charles Wood, Marketing

The innovation, change and entrepreneurship minor is designed for business and non-business students develop an innovation and entrepreneurship-focused understanding of change in industries and organziations. In particular, the minor develops an understanding of what drives change, how change creates opportunities and threats, and how innovation and entrepreneurial thinking can help enterprises anticipate and even lead change. Students enrolled in this minor will learn how to frame problems, assess opportunities, grow in their confidence to develop and effectively communicate creative solutions, and lead initiatives. These skills can be applied to the development and growth of startups (for-profit and not-for-profit) and existing enterprises.

This minor is a 15-hour program starting as early as a student’s freshman year and extending through the senior year.

Experiential Project (3 hours)

This experiential component builds upon the innovation and entrepreneurship coursework by enabling students to apply concepts through hands-on learning. Students will work with an intructor to develop an experiential project. Courses which may be used to fulfill this requirement include but are not limited to MGT 3993 , MGT 4143 , ME 4293 , MGT 4503 , and other approved capstone courses. Students must have completed MGT 4163  with a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in the experiential project course.


Some of the courses in the minor are sequenced with earlier courses representing the only prerequisites necessary for later courses. This makes the minor accessible by students pursuing virtually any undergraduate major, whether business or non-business.