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Entrepreneurship Minor

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About the Entrepreneurship Minor

The Entrepreneurship Minor aims to empower students with the perspective, knowledge, and skills necessary to engage in entrepreneurship. This study is broadly defined to include the launch and development of new businesses as well as the growth and renewal of existing enterprises. 

The program will equip students with entrepreneurial thinking and talents to propel their success in a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy and across a broad range of industries and settings.

Who Should Apply?

The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in starting their own business ventures, managing new ventures and products, or generating and implementing new ideas in any role throughout their careers.

This program is also recommended for undergraduate students geared towards careers in consulting, new product development, technology commercialization, innovation, product management, event management, strategy, and business development. 

Admission to the minor is based on students’ overall academic record, including but not limited to, hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest, and UT Austin grade point average.

Application Deadlines

Applications Due by: October 1, 2018
Decisions Made by:  October 12, 2018

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Interested in learning more about the Entrepreneurship Minor?

Email entminor@utexas.edu to inquire about drop-in advising hours, appointment times, and to learn more about the minor.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as described below. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. All coursework must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the students’ major requirements 

Note: Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.
*Other courses may be considered for substitution, as approved by the Entrepreneurship Minor Committee.
*All classes must be taken on a letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Requirement 1:

Requirement 1:

One of the following courses:

  • Any 3-hour lower- or upper-division Economics (ECO) course 
  • HDO 301 Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Organizations
  • SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society

Requirement 2:

Requirement 2:

MAN 327 Innovation and Entrepreneurship; or MAN 327H Innovation and Entrepreneurship-Honors

Requirement 3:

Requirement 3:

MAN 327E New Venture Mechanics

Requirement 4:

Requirement 4:

One of the following courses:

  • ADV 332 Technology Marketing & Advertising
  • ADV 332C New Media Entrepreneurialism
  • CMS 353C Communication for Innovation
  • ECO 349K Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • FIN 374S Entrepreneurial Finance
  • HIS 350R (Topic 12)/AFR 374D (Topic 2) History of Back Entrepreneurship in the US
  • J 331F Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • I B 372 (Topic 10) Exporting for Entrepreneurs
  • ITD 350/MAN 337 Women in Entrepreneurship
  • MAN 337 (Topic 5) Tech Transfer/Entrepreneurship
  • MKT 372 (Topic 5) Design Thinking for Business Innovation
  • MKT 372 (Topic 6) Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • NSC 324 Intellectual Property Law or Technologists
  • OM 337 (Topic 7) New Product Development
  • RHE 328 (Topic 4) Writing for Entrepreneurs
  • RTF 365 (Topic 9)/SOC 352E Media Industries and Entrepreneurship
  • SOC 322C Sociology of Creativity

Requirement 5:

Requirement 5:

 One of the following courses:

  • BME 362E Medical Device Innovation
  • C S 374L Longhorn Startup, or E S 377E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship: Elective, or MAN 337 (Topic 2) Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • E E 364E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • J 363D Digital Innovations Capstone
  • MAN 347P Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • MAN 366P Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I
  • MAN 367P Social Entrepreneurship II
  • MAN 369P Social Innovation Practicum
  • ME 365E Engineering Entrepreneurship