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How to Apply for the 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 a 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 first of the core courses should ideally be completed in sophomore year. International students should contact the Global Engagement Office for information on internship eligibility.
Requirements for the Minor
Plus two courses from the following list:
This list was last updated 9/15/2015
Note: Students should always consult the course catalog for prerequisites and schedule/offerings, the above may not be inclusive. Courses in bold are business school core requirements.
How to Declare
Students must apply and be admitted to the Minor in Entrepreneurship. Follow these three steps:
For full details, including our Frequently Asked Questions, info on prerequisites, and other information, pleas visit the CIE Minor in Entrepreneurship page. We look forward to seeing you!
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.