Entrepreneurs and innovators exist in all industries and in all types of companies. The key to entrepreneurial achievement is arming yourself with the tools and knowledge that position you to succeed. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ENTI) Minor teaches you the foundational skills you need, such as:
- Innovative thinking
- Leadership skills
- Management and planning tools
The ENTI minor includes three core courses and three courses specific to your area of concentration.
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.
- MGMT 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset (Semester: 1-5)
- ENGR 310 Entrepreneurial Leadership (Semester: 2-6)
- MGMT 425/ENGR 425/IST 425 New Venture Creation (Semester: 4-8)
Preferred Sequence of Core Courses
Total Number of Core Credits: 9
Social Entrepreneurship Cluster
The Social Entrepreneurship Cluster prepares students to effect sustainable and scalable social impact within marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. Classes are based in the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. The quest is to develop and deliver solutions that are technologically appropriate, environmentally benign, socially acceptable and economically sustainable.
This cluster provides immersive, collaborative, multidisciplinary active-learning experiences that ground students in user-centered design for extreme affordability, systems thinking, ethical reflection and scholarly research. Students work on multi-year social ventures and engage with partnering communities in the United States, East Africa and other regions to research, design, field-test and commercialize their ventures. Students engage in participatory action research (PAR) during their fieldwork in various countries. They engage in scholarly research with the objective of publishing the findings in refereed journals and conference proceedings.