2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Entrepreneurial Studies Minor


Program Coordinator/Contact

Barb Heller, Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Department of Economics
Harding Hall
605-688-4141

Program Information

Students selecting any academic major will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the skills needed to start, own, and/or operate a business, become a community leader, transfer technology to a merchandisable product, and assist others in entrepreneurial efforts. This minor is designed to give all students the opportunity to earn a better living and to contribute to society via their chosen field (major) by becoming an entrepreneur.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students earning a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience to think entrepreneurially;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of innovative and creative thought processes;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of economics and management that underlie the innovation process and entrepreneurial business model;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business research and analysis, and to incorporate this in oral and written communication; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for the courses in the minor.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.