Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions and skills needed across all disciplines. The interdisciplinary minor exposes students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs as well as the principles and concepts associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, and corporate ventures. The program complements majors in all of Miami’s academic divisions and promotes the applications of entrepreneurial concepts in support of each student’s passion, regardless of major. Entrepreneurship courses are for those interested in building a new business, adding value to an existing organization, or learning the skills necessary in the entrepreneurial workforce. Students complete the minor by taking courses as a core curriculum followed by one of four specific tracks: startup, social, corporate, and creativity. The minor will provide a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. (19 semester hours)
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A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). For non-business majors, this minor satisfies the Thematic Sequence requirement of the Global Miami Plan. Students planning to take this minor are encouraged to take ESP 101 and one of the 200 level courses (ESP 201, 251, 252) before applying to join the minor. Admission to most Farmer School of Business minors is limited and the respective departments are responsible for managing their enrollments. Students may enroll in a maximum of two Farmer School of Business minors. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis while others have entry restrictions or requirements. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of gaining entry into an FSB minor, interested students should contact the department offering the minor as early as possible in their academic careers. Completion of an FSB minor may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.