2021-2022 Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

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The McLaren School of Management offers four minors for students in non-business majors.

The minors are reflected on students’ transcripts, and require a letter grade and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. Students interested in a Business minor should consult with their adviser to declare the minor and to review the specific course requirements and necessary prerequisites for the courses.

The USF Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) is designed for students majoring in areas other than business who want to develop the business and technical skills and experiences needed to create innovative products and services and join or launch entrepreneurial ventures.

The E&I Minor helps each student build physical and online design capability, strategic and financial planning skills, and professional entrepreneurial and innovative experience. In essence, the USF E&I minor will help artists, engineers, philosophers, scientists, writers and others identity new ways to make a living with their passion.

The USF Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program has been recognized among the best in the Nation. (U.S. News - 2017 and 2018)

(A minimum of 100 hours in an internship/practicum related to entrepreneurship or innovation is a requirement for the minor. BUS 373  or BUS 474  satisfies this requirement.)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Creativity, Innovation, and Applied Design (product and service)
  • Technology and Online Business Expertise (e.g. business website development and online tools)
  • Entrepreneurial Planning and Communication - Financial, Marketing, Strategic (e.g. business plan and plan presentation)
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative Experience in Area of Interest (start-up, social venture, family business, not-for-profit and public organizations)
  • Sustainable Business Practices and Social Entrepreneurship Fundamentals (concepts integrated into professional projects)

Minor Requirements (20 Units)

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