Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
Entrepreneurs use their innovation and creativity to solve problems and address community challenges—they see opportunities where others don’t. Through Westminster’s entrepreneurship minor, you will foster the skills necessary to turn your passions into a successful business and meaningful career.
Who It's For
We welcome students from any academic background to explore a minor in entrepreneurship. If you are interested in learning through real-world opportunities and finding meaningful and innovative ways to apply your degree, this program is for you.
- Our small class sizes are ideal for constructive feedback and one-on-one discussions with experts in multiple fields.
- You can get advice on how to customize your minor to fit your career goals.
- You’ll learn through coursework, workshops, field experiences, competitions, and personal mentoring opportunities.
About the Program
Through Westminster’s entrepreneurship minor, you will develop the mindset and skill set needed to start your own business. The program seeks to bridge the gap between formal education and real-world experiences. We recognize that students learn in many different ways, so we offer scheduling flexibility to help you make the most out of your entrepreneurship minor. And, entrepreneurship students can participate in many extracurricular entrepreneurship opportunities on campus to supplement their classroom education.
What You'll Learn
- Become an entrepreneur in a safe environment where making mistakes and learning from failure is encouraged.
- Develop the skills to conceptualize, plan, test, and launch new enterprises.
- Build a business model, create an executive summary, and establish a successful business plan.
- Learn from local startups that contribute to economic development and prosperity.
- Develop the ability to think in highly unstructured and ambiguous situations where you learn from feedback
Plan of Study
A minor in entrepreneurship consists of approximately 24 credit hours that include courses in accounting, finance, communications, management, and marketing. Through our holistic approach to entrepreneurship, you will tailor your minor to match your career goals.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
How do entrepreneurs think in the face of uncertainty? How do they set goals, measure progress, and learn from failure? Through this course, you will learn what motivates entrepreneurs and meet the dynamic startup community in Salt Lake City.
Business Model Development
Going from a business idea to an actual startup is a process. Through this course, you will learn the process of turning ideas into viable business opportunities. Learn how to design viable products and articulate your business model through various mediums.