Your entrepreneurial spirit can drive innovation, and the entrepreneurship minor can help get you there by providing the business knowledge and skills necessary for successful new venture creation. Combine this minor with any major on campus except management and take your passion to new levels of success.

Applications for the minor will be accepted in fall, from 10/1 - 10/18, and spring, from 3/2 - 3/20. Accepted applicants will be notified prior to registration.


Admission is competitive and limited to a maximum of 30 students per cohort. A completed application form which includes an unofficial transcript and essay questions on the applicant’s entrepreneurial experience and goals are required to apply.

Please note:

  • Students cannot enroll in both the entrepreneurship minor and the general business minor.
  • Applicants accepted into the entrepreneurship minor who have already declared the general business minor will need to drop the general business minor before adding the entrepreneurship minor. 
Program requirements

For specific course listings, please refer to the Program of Study in the undergraduate catalog.

You may request permission to count two three-credit electives from your major as your ENTP electives. These courses must be related to innovation and/or entrepreneurship and must be approved by the ENTP Minor Coordinator.


Chris Roeder
Zane Showker 3107
(540) 568-3143

Declaration Process

After acceptance into the minor program, students in good academic standing 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.

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