Minor in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic process of vision, change and innovation. Learn how to build entrepreneurial skills within your chosen degree program while enhancing your career success in any industry.

Entrepreneurship powers the American and global economy and is focused on opportunity recognition, creativity and innovation, and new venture creation. This fast-growing field gives students the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into reality.

Kansas State University entrepreneurship students will develop the necessary skills to make innovative ideas become a reality, specifically by:

  • Developing an understanding of the entrepreneurial process, from idea generation to the implementation of a new business or social venture.
  • Gaining the ability to identify, research and analyze potential markets that would enhance value and profitability.
  • Developing an understanding of the concept of risk and how its effect on new ventures can be minimized.
  • Demonstrating the capacity to identify and acquire the resources needed for the creation and implementation of a new venture.

Professional options

  • 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.

Minor Requirements

Required Course

  • ENTRP 340 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours) – Choose from:

  • ENGL 455 - Exploring Creativity

  • ENTRP 350 – Technology & Innovation Management

  • ENTRP 466 – Digital Business

  • ENTRP 520 – Social Entrepreneurship

  • ENTRP 540 – Entrepreneurial Consulting

  • FINAN 561 – Finance for Entrepreneurs

Check out the Entrepreneurship Minor guide (pdf) for more information.