Want control of your future? Explore the entrepreneurship minor.

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Have you seen every episode of Shark Tank and picture yourself pitching the next big thing to the judges? If so, perfect that pitch so that you can wow the judges during Wingate’s Shark Tank. It’s one of the many opportunities you enjoy as an entrepreneurship minor.

Surround Yourself with Big Ideas

The entrepreneurship minor requires 12 hours of entrepreneurship courses and six hours of electives. Whether your major is business-related or from the College of Arts and Sciences, your required courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship 315 – Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship 340 – Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship 410 – New Venture Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship 496 – Entrepreneur in Action Practicum or Entrepreneurship 499 – Internship in Entrepreneurship

Your six electives can be from special marketing topics or other upper-level entrepreneurial courses outlined in the academic catalog. Examples include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Approved complementary electives from your major
  • Graphic and Digital Design
  • Foundations of Capitalism
  • Human Resource Management

Let Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Soar

Your entrepreneurial spirit won’t be confined to the classroom. The Wingate University Entrepreneurship Society lets you bounce ideas off kindred entrepreneurial spirits. You might become a member of Kairos Society, a worldwide organization that empowers young entrepreneurs. You could attend Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization convention. Entrepreneur minors practice putting their big ideas into action during Google for Entrepreneurs’ Startup Weekends at Packard Place or as part of ImpactU and Queen City Forward. That kind of hands-on learning is priceless.

Put It All Together

You’ll also create a portfolio of your projects as you complete your minor. With all your pitches, projects and business plans, your portfolio is ready for pitching to employers or graduate school.

The portfolio showcases your best work and the skills you’ve gained, including:

  • Ability to leverage resources
  • Ability to recognize an opportunity
  • Design thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethical decision making
  • Financial analysis
  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Problem solving skills
  • Risk mitigation
  • Transformational leadership

Ready to do business? Contact Debbi Brock in the Porter B. Byrum School of Business to find out how to get started on your entrepreneurship minor today.