2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

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Program Director:  Rita Chesterton, Esq., Assistant Professor
Professors:  H. Miller, Niesenbaum
Associate Professor:  Kushner

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are valuable across disciplines, whether the ultimate goal is a small business, a high-tech startup, a non-profit with a social mission, an art gallery, a performing organization, research lab, or a school.

A student completing a major in any discipline and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor will be able to:

1.  Exhibit practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support innovation and entrepreneurship;
2.  Identify and evaluate innovative or entrepreneurial developments within their areas of interest;
3.  Connect with mentors who can help them move toward their personal goals;
4.  Understand the entrepreneurial process of putting innovative ideas into effect.

Minor Requirements

To declare the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor, a student must submit a written proposal that describes their area(s) of interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, and how their three chosen electives will support these interests.  The proposal may include a petition to include an outside Innovation and Entrepreneurship course that is not included in the list below.  The proposal will be reviewed by the Director of the minor, in consultation with other faculty in the minor and the student’s area of interest.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor consists of six courses:  three required and three electives.


The electives consist of one area of innovation course, one business skills course, and one outside Innovation and Entrepreneurship course.  The area of innovation course can be any course that represents the primary area of interest and will often be a course in a student’s major or other minor.  The outside Innovation and Entrepreneurship course provides perspectives or skills not part of a student’s major(s) or minor(s).

Area of Innovation Course

  • One (1) course, selected in conjunction with advisor that represents the primary area of interest in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Outside Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses

(choose 1)

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