Entrepreneurship



Minor
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

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The Entrepreneurship Program at Westminster College

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. 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.

Who the Entrepreneurship Program Is 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.

What You'll Learn in the Entrepreneurship Program

The minor in entrepreneurship is designed to:

  • Help students learn to think in highly unstructured and ambiguous situations where you learn from feedback, including failure
  • Equip students with a unique set of skills related to conceptualizing, planning, testing, and launching a new enterprise
  • Help students practice entrepreneurship in a safe environment where making mistakes and learning from failure are encouraged
  • Equip students with help from local startups that contribute to economic development and prosperity

 

sample Entrepreneurship courses

  • ACCT-213: Financial Accounting
  • MGMT-310: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • MGMT-411: Managing Growth
  • MKTG-303: Professional Selling

 

 

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Our Faculty

Dax Jacobson, Ph.D
Interim Dean, Gore School of Business

 

benefits of the Entrepreneurship Program

  • 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.

 

Entrepreneurship program plan of study

A minor in entrepreneurship consists of approximately 24 credit hours that include courses in accounting, finance, communications, management, and marketing. 

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