Minor in Entrepreneurship
The minor in entrepreneurship provides you with the background to undertake entrepreneurial activity in whatever career field you wish to pursue. You do not have to start your own business to be an entrepreneur. Every organization needs visionary innovators who can capitalize on opportunities.
A maximum of 40 students per year are admitted to the entrepreneurship minor program. Students must have taken GENBA340 before applying to the minor.
All students in the entrepreneurship minor are assigned to an entrepreneurship instructor/professor who will guide them through their coursework
• Traditional entrepreneurship; start a new for-profit venture.
• Franchising; operate the right to distribute a company's products, techniques and trademarks for a percentage of gross monthly sales and a royalty fee.
• Family business; start or continue a family-owned and operated business.
• Social entrepreneurship; start new or develop a company with a social mission as its primary purpose.
• Corporate entrepreneurship; develop new operations or products for existing corporations.
The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship provides many opportunities for students to gain hands-on learning experience. These programs bridge the gap between academics and venture launch.
• The Next Big Thing; have a new venture idea that you want to pursue? The Next Big
Thing gives students an opportunity to compete for access to prize money and resources
to help them launch their new venture.
• Incubator; the student incubator gives aspiring entrepreneurs access to office space, supplies, and additional resources to help advance their venture. Yes, you can start a successful company while you are in school. Interested students can apply to be a part of this valuable program.
• Entrepreneurship Speaker Series; learn from successful entrepreneurs what it really takes to make it. Attend lectures given by successful entrepreneurs to understand how they made their dreams a reality.
• Wildcat Venture Fund; the Wildcat Venture Fund helps provide funding to student start-ups. This program also provides student entrepreneurs access to advice and support from financial experts on how to structure, fund,and grow their company.
• Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO); provides students interested in entrepreneurship leadership opportunities to advance entrepreneurship at K-State.