Entrepreneurship Minor

Apply here! Deadline: October 25, 2016

Some people are just born to change the world. They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur. If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.

Students who pursue the minor are creative and motivated, and looking for ways to apply the knowledge they’ve gained from their major to an entrepreneurial endeavor. Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.


  • ECON 200 Microeconomics (5)
  • ACCTG 215 Financial Accounting (5)
  • ACCTG 225 Managerial Accounting (5)

*Beginning in Winter 2016, students may take ACCTG 219 instead of ACCTG 215 & ACCTG 225. ACCTG 219 will be a 5-credit class that combines the lessons of ACCTG 215 and 225. Students will be able to apply for the entrepreneurship minor while in progress with ACCTG 219. Students who pursue this track will take 10 credits of prerequisites, the required coursework for the minor, and 8 additional credits of entrepreneurship. Questions? Email Leslie Mabry

Required Coursework

  • ENTRE 370 Intro to Entrepreneurship (4)
  • ENTRE 472/473 Creating a Company I & II (8)
  • AND choose 4 credits from:
    • ENTRE 432 Software Entrepreneurship (4)
    • ENTRE 440 Business Plan Practicum (2)
    • ENTRE 443 Environmental Innovation Practicum (2)
    • ENTRE/MKTG 455 Entrepreneurial Marketing (4)
    • ENTRE 459 Venture Investing (4)
    • ENTRE 490 Special Topics

Why is accounting a prerequisite for the Entrepreneurship Minor? Every successful entrepreneur knows that cash is king. You need to know where your money comes from, where it goes, and how to use the numbers to tell the financial story of the start-up. You need to understand the language of accounting.

In ACCTG 215, you will practice the art of creating balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements from underlying transactions. In ACCTG 225, you will learn to analyze and evaluate accounting information as part of the managerial process of planning, decision making and control. These are the skills that allow entrepreneurs to understand the true state of affairs of their business. As a student, these classes will give you skills that you will depend upon throughout your entrepreneurial career.

Applications to the entrepreneurship minor are accepted in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. The application deadlines are: October 25 for Winter admission, January 25 for Spring admission, and April 25 for Fall admission. Students may apply for the entrepreneurship minor while in progress with either ACCTG 225 (if ECON 200 and ACCTG 215 have already been completed) or ACCTG 219 (if ECON 200 has already been completed).

Learn more about the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.