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Experiential learning with innovative results

This minor gives you an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and to acquire knowledge, skills and connections that are useful across all career paths.

The minor in entrepreneurial studies increases the value of your undergraduate degree with:

  • Hands-on experience developing innovative ideas and putting them into action
  • Opportunities to create connections and network outside the classroom
  • Courses on how to develop sustainable solutions for social issues
  • Experiential learning through startups, both new businesses or social enterprises
  • A broad range of electives that will tailor your minor to your unique interests

The minor in entrepreneurial studies will prepare you to thrive in the rapidly-changing business world with a variety of courses covering subjects from recognizing opportunity, leadership, marketing, and launching businesses to electives in subjects like creativity, management, fashion merchandising and interactive media.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The minor in entrepreneurial studies is part of the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, which offers many unique opportunities and resources.

E-Club

The Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) at UD was founded to encourage students to have an entrepreneurial mind-set, and to pursue business and networking opportunities outside of the classroom. The goal of the club is to build a close-knit community for students of all majors.

Awards and Scholarships

The Horn Program presents awards and scholarships to UD students each year including the Shawn & Sheryl McCall Award for Entrepreneurship, the Brad & Jennifer Bono Award for Entrepreneurship, David Freschman Scholarship the William and Muriel Elliott Scholarship and the Horn Program Award.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All courses 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

Required courses for business majors (18 credits)

ENTR/BUAD350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR/BUAD351 Entrepreneurial Marketing
Six credits chosen from:
ENTR/BUAD450 Business Accelerator for Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENTR/BUAD352 Business Launch Pad: Turning Ideas into Successful Companies
ENTR/UNIV364 Entrepreneurship in Practice: Internship
Elective
Elective

Required courses for non-business majors (22 credits)

ENTR/BUAD150 Business Basics for Entrepreneurship (4 credits)
ENTR/BUAD350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR/BUAD351 Entrepreneurial Marketing

Six credits chosen from:
ENTR/BUAD 450 Business Accelerator for Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENTR/BUAD 352 Business Launch Pad: Turning Ideas into Successful Companies
ENTR/UNIV 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice: Internship
Elective
Elective

Elective Courses

ANTH222 Technology and Culture
ANTH382 Anthropology and Business
ART307 Interactive Media
ART407 Topics in Art & Technology (with permission)
BUAD429 Selected Topics in Management, Topic: Sustainability & Green Business
BUAD444 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUAD470 Sales Management and Selling
BUAD478 Field Projects in Marketing
CISC356 Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
ECON350 Economics of Entrepreneurship
ELEG458 Advanced Mobile Services: From Technology to Commercialization
ENTR451 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
ENTR460 High Technology Entrepreneurship
FASH218 Introduction to Fashion Business
FASH330 Merchandise Planning
FASH430 Apparel Brand Management and Marketing
FREC316 Economics of Biotechnology and New Technologies
FREC430 Establishing and Managing a Food and Agribusiness Enterprise
HRIM314 Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Value Creation
LEAD200 The Leadership Challenge
LEAD300 Leadership, Creativity and Innovation
LEAD411 Topics in Leadership Dynamics (with permission)
MISY350 Web Development
MSEG425 Entrepreneurship and Risk: Meeting the Challenges
PLSC333 Estimating and Bidding
PLSC403 Nursery and Garden Center Management


Admissions Information

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