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Core Courses

Total number of credits: 9

Three core courses in the ENTI Minor form foundational knowledge, skills, and insights into entrepreneurship, innovation, and new career path options. Courses will be cross listed with ENTR after the ENTI Minor is approved.

Students who complete these core courses develop skills in seven areas:

  • Self-efficacy – the belief in yourself that you can define a target and are able to attain your personal goals.
  • Leadership – the ability to bring others along to share in the opportunity and motivate effective teams with compelling communication.
  • Recognition of new opportunities – the ability to perceive needs where others have not.
  • Resourcefulness – the ability to build value using resources not fully under one's own control.
  • Creativity – the ability to look at problems from many angles and to synthesize new solutions from existing parts.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and failure – the ability to reach decisions based on complex, often conflicting sets of data.
  • Business acumen – working understanding of finance, marketing, and intellectual property.

Preferred Sequence of Courses

9 or more credit Cluster
Core Courses #1 and #2 Credits Semester
MGMT/ENTR 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset 3 1-5
ENGR/ENTR 310 Entrepreneurial Leadership 3 3-6

Cluster-based courses defined in a required or suggested order.

(At least three credits must be 400-level.)

Core Course #3 Credits Semester
MGMT/IST/ENGR 425 New Venture Creation 3 4-8

To meet the prerequisite requirement for MGMT/IST/ENGR 425, you must take one of the following:

  • ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Both ECON 014 Principles of Economics and CAS 100 Effective Speech