Business and Entrepreneurship Minor

The Business and Entrepreneurship Minor has been designed to enhance opportunities and professionalism within any major program of study. Whether interested in natural sciences and health care, behavioral sciences, business, the arts, education or architecture, the entrepreneurship minor will better prepare students to be innovative within established organizations or their own enterprise.

The minor in business and entrepreneurship prepares future entrepreneurs by cultivating their creativity in developing new and innovative ideas, developing their abilities to initiate and sustain these ideas and fostering their commitment to social responsibility in the management of their ventures.

The Business and Entrepreneurship Minor focuses on an integration of theoretical and practical knowledge, using business theories and liberal arts education in developing entrepreneurial ideas. A key class is the Ethical Problems/Entrepreneurial Answers class which promotes ethics and critical thinking.

The business and entrepreneurship minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:

ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
3 credit hours

Introduces the student to the role of accounting in a global society. Principles and concepts of financial accounting. Analysis of accounting statements, and accounting cycles and procedures: receivables, inventories and fixed assets.

ENTR 250: Ethical Problems/Entrepreneurial Answers
3 credit hours

This course introduces students to the concerns that exist in the 21st century and helps them discover the efforts that they as university students can make to help alleviate social problems now and throughout their life. This course will look at effective responses to social needs and innovative solutions to social problems through case discussion, intensive research and writing projects, guest speakers and experiential projects.

ENTR 301: Entrepreneurship Adventure
3 credit hours

In this course, students will read about, discuss and research innovation theories and innovators. Students will get hands on experience with tools such as business research databases, Excel and Quickbooks. Accumulated knowledge, creativity and acquired skills will be applied to a real-world start-up project with an entrepreneur.

MKTG 337: Marketing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. Introduction to effective marketing concepts, strategies, and practices. An analytical approach to recognition of alternative strategic paradigms and their effect on a firm’s marketing. Ethical and social responsibilities of effective domestic and global marketing. Individual and team projects with operating sponsors.

MGMT 170: Computer Proficiency Exam
0 credit hours

Students completing a major in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing; or a minor in business administration, are expected to possess computer proficiency in critical business productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheet and presentation). Competency will be assessed through the administration of a proficiency exam. S/U grading. Course fee required.

MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business. Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.

Choose One (3-4 hrs.):

ECON 201: Basic Economic Theory
4 credit hours

Students will be introduced to the way market economies deal with the universal problems of resource scarcity. They will use economic models to evaluate market processes and government policies. The course provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics.

ECON 210: Principles of Microeconomics
3 credit hours

An introduction to the theory of markets. The course will examine the determination of product and resource prices, the theory of the firm; the role of competition, the impact of monopoly, externalities and government regulation and international economic relations.