Minor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Students may seek an academic minor in small business management and entrepreneurship.
The small business management and entrepreneurship minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by helping students develop their ability to start and operate a successful small business and look for opportunities to create patterns of innovation within their organization. The minor is designed to help students who are planning to start or manage a small business, such as a family-owned business, a franchise, a virtual business, or a home enterprise.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in small business management and entrepreneurship requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework related to small business management and entrepreneurship.
Students must take the following courses:
- BMGT 335 Small Business Management
- BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory
- FINC 328 Small Business Finance
- MRKT 310 Marketing Principles
Students may choose the remaining course from the following:
- BMGT 302 Franchising
- BMGT 317 Decision Making
- BMGT 330 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
- BMGT 372 Supply Chain Management
- BMGT 436 Managing Early-Stage Business and Entrepreneurial Ventures
- BMGT 472 Business Continuity
- HRMN 300 Human Resource Management
- IFSM 300 Information Resources in Organizations
- MRKT 410 Consumer Behavior
- MRKT 475 Selling and Sales Management
Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.