Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor fosters development of a creative, visionary mindset and spirit and prepares students to be opportunity seekers and creators that identify, evaluate, and implement innovative, value-added solutions. The entrepreneurship minor requires a total of 15 credit hours to consist of 6 hours of foundational courses that are common across all clusters plus 6 hours of discipline-specific courses and a 3-hour capstone experience. The minor includes discipline-specific course clusters intended to aid students’ course selection. Course clusters are not restrictive. Students may select courses within a single cluster or across multiple clusters to best meet their interests and professional goals.

 

Who is allowed to sign up for the Entrepreneurship Minor?
All undergraduate students, regardless of major, can sign up for the Entrepreneurship Minor (ENTR).
 

How do I sign up for the Entrepreneurship Minor?

There is no special form - simply ask your advisor to sign you up for the ENTR minor.
 

If I've already taken some of these classes, do they count towards the Minor?
Yes!

 

What classes count towards the Minor?

Foundational Courses  
Select 6 hours from the following: 1 6
AGEC 105 Introduction to Agricultural Economics  
AGEC 223 Establishing Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Networks I  
AGEC 285 Directed Studies 2, 3  
AGEC 315 Food and Agricultural Sales 2  
AGSM 289 Special Topics in... (Faulkner Entrepreneurship Lecture Series)  
BAEN 289 Special Topics in... (Faulkner Entrepreneurship Lecture Series)  
MGMT 470 Entrepreneurial Small Business 2  
MKTG 335 Professional Selling 2  
MKTG 442 Innovation and Product Management 2  
SOCI 376/MGMT 376 Entrepreneurial Perspectives  
SOCI 476/MGMT 476 Entrepreneurship Practice  
   
Discipline-specific Courses  
Select 6 hours from the following: 4 6
Agriculture and Life Science Cluster  
AGEC 324 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Budgeting 2  
AGEC 424 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Economic Analysis 2  
AGEC 425 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Financial Analysis 2  
AGSM 439 Management of Agricultural Systems I 2  
BAEN 479 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Design I 2  
Business Cluster  
MGMT 424 Organizational Design, Change and Development 2  
MGMT 440 Creativity and Innovation in Business 2  
MGMT 460 Managing Projects 2  
MKTG 323 Marketing Research 2  
Liberal Arts Cluster  
COMM 320 Organizational Communication 2  
COMM 324 Communication Leadership and Conflict Management 2  
ECON 425 The Organization of Industry 2  
ECON 433 Energy Markets and Policy 2  
ECON 449 Economics of Decision-Making Strategy 2  
ENDS 101 Design Process  
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing  
ENGL 304 Topics in Digital Research 2  
ENGL 320 Technical and Professional Editing 2  
HIST 361 Technology and Engineering in Western Civilization, 1400-Present  
HIST 364 History of Technology and Engineering in America, 1607-Present  
HIST 470 American Business History  
POLS 229 Introduction to Comparative Politics  
POLS 308 Game Theoretic Methods in Political Science 2  
PSYC 352 Organizational Psychology 2  
PSYC 354 Conflict and Negotiation 2  
SOCI 335 Sociology of Organizations  
SOCI 377 Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar  
SOCI 445 Sociology of Law  
   
Capstone Courses  
Select 3 hours from the following: 3
Agriculture and Life Sciences Cluster  
AGEC 425 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Financial Analysis 2  
AGSM 440 Management of Agricultural Systems II 2  
BAEN 480 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Design II 2  
MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2  
Internship 2, 3, 5  
Research 2, 3, 5  
Business Cluster 6  
MGMT 432 Managing the Nonprofit Organization 2  
MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2  
SOCI 450 Social Entrepreneurship  
Liberal Arts Cluster 7  
ENGL 489 Special Topics in... (Narrative and Digital Technology)  
MGMT 432 Managing the Nonprofit Organization 2  
MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2  
SOCI 404/RPTS 404 Sociology of the Community 2  
SOCI 450 Social Entrepreneurship  
Total Semester Credit Hours 15
 
1 Choose 2 three-hour courses or 1 three-hour course plus 3 one-hour courses.
2 Course has prerequisites; student should consult with academic advisor or instructor before enrolling.
3 Approval required.
4 Choose at least three hours at 300- to 400-level.
5 Department code appropriate to research or internship focus; departmental approval required.
6 Qualifying undergraduates may complete MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization to meet this requirement; approval required.
7 Qualifying undergraduates may complete MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization or SOCI 689 Social Entrepreneurship to meet this requirement; approval required.
 

Who do I contact if I have questions about the Entrepreneurship Minor?
Contact the School of Innovation at entrepreneurshipminor@tamu.edu.