2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Barb Heller, Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Ness School of Management and Economics
Harding Hall 139

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.