The Entrepreneurship minor is designed to introduce students from any discipline to the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary for successful new venture creation. The minor is open to students in any major except Management. The minor is 18 credits total: four required and two elective courses. Classes will be taken along with a cohort group as a lock-step program requiring two years to complete.

Application Guidelines

Admission is competitive and limited to a maximum of 30 students per cohort. A completed application form, an unoffcial transcript, and a two-minute video pitch based on the applicants entrepreneurial goals are required to apply. Applications open on March 1st and will be accepted until April 1st. Accepted applicants will be notifed via email by May 1st.

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Declaration Process

Students in good academic standing who have been accepted into the minor should submit a declaration of minor request via MyMadison.

Graduation Requirement

The Entrepreneurship Minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for graduation on all courses completed at JMU. Transfer credit is not calculated in the GPA.

Required Courses
  • MGT 310  – Business Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs (non-CoB majors)
  • COB 300A  – Integrated Business Functions - MGT, CoB majors, 1st semester junior year
  • MGT 320  – Management of Innovation and Technology, 2nd semester junior
  • MGT 471  – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 1st semester senior year
  • MGT 472  – New Venture Creation, 2nd semester senior year

No transfer credit will be accepted.

Selected Electives
  • ACTG 244 – Accounting for Non-Business Majors
  • ENGR 498 – Advanced Topics in Engineering: Innovation, Realization or Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENG 390 – The Environmental Imagination (for English majors only)
  • MGT 340 – International Management
  • MGT 365 – Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • MKTG 380 – Principles of Marketing (for non-CoB majors only)
  • NPS 300 – Introduction to Nonprofits
  • NPS 320 – Nonprofit Management
  • WRTC 340 – Writing as Leading
  • ISAT/ENGR 480 - Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe
  • MGT 498 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Ireland

* Elective courses may not be offered every semester.

Students may request permission to count two 3-credit electives from their major as their ENTP electives. These courses must be related to innovation and/or entrepreneurship, and must be approved by the ENTP Minor Coordinator in the Management Department.


Chris Roeder
Zane Showker 627
(540) 568-3143

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