Minor in Entrepreneurship

The Huizenga School is internationally recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and expertise of its faculty.

The minor in entrepreneurship is intended for students who desire a course of study to improve their understanding of the business environment and the entrepreneurial issues related to a business or organization.

Students who minor in entrepreneurship are required to complete the courses listed below.

Required:

MGT 2050 Principles Of Management  3 credits

Select four of the following:

ENT 3100 Small Business Management  3 credits
ENT 4800 Entrepreneurship Experience  3 credits
LED 3000 Introduction to Leadership  3 credits
ENT 4400 Franchise Management  3 credits
MKT 3210 Productive Approaches to Relationship Selling  3 credits

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the minor in entrepreneurship curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

MGT 2050     Principles Of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

ENT 3100     Small Business Management  (3 cr.)

Studies management problems that relate to the small-scale entrepreneur. Examines the decisions to be made in initiating a business: implementing financial and administrative controls, operating systems, pricing and marketing strategy, and understanding the legal environment.

ENT 4800     Entrepreneurship Experience  (3 cr.)

Students will learn through the case study method, computer simulations, and from local businesses researching the issues and challenges facing entrepreneurs. The course includes finance, marketing, human resources, valuation techniques, turnaround management, exit strategies, and ethical considerations. Student teams will choose a function business for their term project. They will identify specific issues, problems, and recommend solutions through written and oral presentations.

LED 3000     Introduction to Leadership  (3 cr.)

This course presents leadership as an on-going and developing set of theories and models. Recognizing these theories and models provides a basis for understanding how leadership influences the success of individuals, groups, and organizations. The development of several of these theories and models will be considered to create a current perspective on leadership.

ENT 4400     Franchise Management  (3 cr.)

This course emphasizes the important aspects of starting and managing a franchise business. Specific attention is placed on the characteristics of the franchisor and franchisee; evaluation of franchising opportunities; legal concerns of franchising; the development of appropriate strategies and the successful planning, implementation and launching of a new business.

MKT 3210     Productive Approaches to Relationship Selling  (3 cr.)

The focus of this course is to introduce students to the field of professional and personal selling, their role in marketing, and the overall sales process required to cultivate long-term relationships through effective communications, rapport and bonding strategies. Prereq: MKT 3050 or SPT 3650.




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