About the Minor
Developed within the McCombs School of Business to teach the entrepreneurial mindset, create entrepreneurs and inspire the next generation of world leaders, the entrepreneurship minor prepares students to become powerful innovative leaders.
Reaching Students Across the UT System
Today, the Entrepreneurship Minor has over 800 students from majors across campus and offers entrepreneurship courses from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, Moody College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, the College of Education, and the McCombs School of Business.
Mission & VisionOur mission is to empower University of Texas students by encouraging collaboration, teaching the entrepreneurial mindset, and catalyzing on-going innovation. Our vision is to be the nation’s premier and most respected entrepreneurship program that empowers students to innovate and transform society.
The Entrepreneurship Minor first launched in Fall 2018 with a small cohort of less than 90 students. Since then the program has raised funds to offer sponsored practicum courses, private guest speaker events, undergraduate student community events, and co-working space for students across the university and the Summer Entrepreneurship Academy.
In 2022 the Entrepreneurship Minor became the foundation of the new Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies created through a transformational gift and investment in the future of undergraduate entrepreneurs by John Harkey. This gift allows the Institute to grow programs that will support University of Texas students and the growth of Longhorn businesses forever.
Today the Entrepreneurship Minor has over 800 students from majors across campus and requires entrepreneurship courses across the College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, Moody College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and The McCombs School of Business. US News & World Report ranks the University of Texas as #7 in entrepreneurship education and Princeton Review rankings rated UT as #2 in the nation.