Requirements

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This 15-credit minor equips undergraduate students from any background or area of study with the necessary skills and experience to translate ideas into real impact in the arts, sciences, commercial, and social areas.

The Entrepreneurship Minor is open to all undergraduate students, no application is required. Students who wish to pursue the minor should schedule an advising appointment.

In order to declare a student must be:

  •  Sophomore standing and above
  •  In good academic standing
  •  Have a declared major

Entrepreneurial education is focused on equipping students to “Be The Difference.” It is therefore a truly multidisciplinary activity that includes teachings from a variety of disciplines and focuses at is core on an approach that values immersive experiences.

Interested students should email EntrepreneurshipMinor@umich.edu for more information.

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Requirements of the Minor

15 credits are required to fulfill this minor.  All minor coursework must be taken on a graded basis (unless the class is mandatory pass/fail or credit/no credit) and students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher within the minor coursework.

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Core*

6 credits of fundamentals that establish a foundation in creativity, innovation, and business approaches:

  • ES 212/UC 214 (3 credits): Entrepreneurial Business Basics
  • ALA/PSYCH 223 (3 credits): Entrepreneurial Creativity
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Electives

A minimum of 3 credits** from an approved list of electives. This presents students with an opportunity to explore disciplinary areas in more academic depth related to their entrepreneurial interest.

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Practicum

The third and final part of the requirement for the Entrepreneurship Minor is a minimum of 6 credits of an immersive, experiential learning opportunity. The key to this practical experience is a strong focus on 1) the identification and opportunity recognition and also 2) implementation and execution of the idea for a relatively large external audience.

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Petitions

Given the nature of entrepreneurship education and the interdisciplinary nature of the coursework, students are welcome to petition for a class they have already taken or are currently taking to meet a requirement.