Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor provides you with strong business knowledge and skills with an emphasis on innovation and problem solving.

What Will I Learn?

The entrepreneurship minor is a very rigorous program that involves you in business plan creation, idea generation, new product development, investment acquisition decisions and small business management. Expect to be engaged in case learning and hands-on instruction in the classroom and projects that advance your understanding of entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. This minor will prepare you to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

Six courses (18 credits) are needed to complete the minor. These include:

  • 5 required courses
    • 3 provide a fundamental background in accounting, finance and marketing
    • 2 focus on the basics of entrepreneurship and managing small businesses
  • 1 elective so you can explore further in entrepreneurship, marketing or management


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

You will be exposed to entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity identification, capital funding and other aspects of the entrepreneurial process applicable in business startups, as well as in existing businesses, governmental organizations and nonprofits.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Shippensburg University offers small class sizes and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one contact with faculty members.

There are a number of clubs you can participate in to learn more about your area of study outside the classroom. Student professional organizations will provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application and build lasting friendships within the business community.

The Small Business Development Center is a great asset to our campus. It helps entrepreneurs make sound decisions and provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties.