Because start-ups only start with an idea
Some people are just born to change the world. They see opportunities everywhere--from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur. If you're a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School's new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.
Open to all non-business majors, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.
Students who pursue the minor are creative and motivated, and looking for ways to apply the knowledge they've gained from their major to an entrepreneurial endeavor. The Entrepreneurship Minor will challenge your creativity and critical thinking skills, while providing you with the knowledge and experience every entrepreneur needs.
Applications are accepted each quarter. The Winter Quarter deadline is January 25, 2014. The Spring Quarter deadline is April 25, 2014.
*Some of you might be wondering why there are accounting classes as prerequisites for the Entrepreneurship Minor. Here's why: Every successful entrepreneur knows that cash is king. You need to know where your money comes from, where it goes, and how to use the numbers to tell the financial story of the start-up. You need to understand the language of accounting.
In Financial Accounting, you will practice the art of creating balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements from underlying transactions. In Managerial Accounting, you will learn to analyze and evaluate accounting information as part of the managerial process of planning, decision making and control. These are the skills that allow entrepreneurs to understand the true state of affairs of their business. As a student, these classes will give you skills that you will depend upon throughout your entrepreneurial career.
Questions about the program? Email Adam Shinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.