This 15-credit minor equips undergraduate students from any background or area of study with the necessary skills and experience to translate ideas into real impact in the arts, sciences, commercial, and social areas.

Student criteria:

  • Sophomore standing and above
  • Declared major
  • In good academic standing

Entrepreneurial education is focused on equipping students to “Be The Difference.” It is therefore a truly multidisciplinary activity that includes teachings from a variety of disciplines and focuses at is core on an approach that values immersive experiences.

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minor scholarshipNEW! With the generous support of U-M alumni John and Cynthia Luce, Innovate Blue is pleased to offer need-based scholarship support to students who have declared and are progressing in Innovate Blue’s campus-wide minor in entrepreneurship. Eligible students must be declared in the minor in entrepreneurship, in good academic standing, and currently enrolled for the Fall 2016 academic term. Find out more.


THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MINOR

Curricular:

15 credits are required to fulfill this minor.


Core: *6 credits of fundamentals that establish a foundation in creativity, innovation, and business approaches:

  • ES 212/UC 270 (3 credits): Entrepreneurial Business Basics
  • ALA/PSYCH 223 (3 credits): Entrepreneurial Creativity

    *BBA students only complete 3 credits of Core and do not take ES 212: Entrepreneurial Business Basics

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Electives: A minimum of *3 credits from an approved list of electives. This presents students with an opportunity to explore disciplinary areas in more academic depth related to their entrepreneurial interest.

*BBA students must complete a minimum of 6 credits

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Practicum: The third and final part of the requirement for a Minor in Entrepreneurship is a minimum of 6 credits of an immersive, experiential learning opportunity. The key to this practical experience is a strong focus on 1) the identification and opportunity recognition and also 2) implementation and execution of the idea for a relatively large external audience.

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Extra-curricular are encouraged:

In addition to the 15-credit curricular requirements, a minimum of 2 semesters of substantial entrepreneurial activity in an extra-curricular setting are encouraged.

Examples include:

  • working on your own venture, not for credit
  • active participation in a student organization and/or event focused on entrepreneurship
  • participating in events/competitions through academic units like the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Startup Treks, the optiMize Social Innovation Challenge, the Zell Lurie Institute’s Dare to Dream grants, or the School of Public Health’s Innovation in Action competition, to name a few.

 

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