Creating Innovative Leaders

Launch Your Startup Journey

The Entrepreneurship Minor teaches students how to become innovative leaders and make meaningful impact in their communities. Our curriculum requires students to learn fundamental skills in ideation creation, business plans, marketing, pitching and product development. In summary, students learn how to plan and launch new projects, products and startups.

Entrepreneurship Minor students have access to work with sponsor companies and local entrepreneurs through practicum and internship classes required for the minor. Currently the minor has over 100 majors represented from colleges across campus. Sign up for an information session to learn more!

Slide “I enjoy the energy of my peers. Everyone I meet in this minor is a big thinker who is driven to accomplish their goals, which is inspiring in itself.” Taylor King Communication

The Minor at a Glance


Program Requirements

Students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as described below. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.

All coursework must be taken on a letter-grade basis and completed in conjunction with the student’s major requirements. The university requires at least nine hours of the minor to be coursework not used to satisfy requirements of the student’s major.

Note: Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.
*All classes must be taken on a letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Goal: Establish core humanities, communication, and economic principles.

One of the following courses:

ACC 311 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACC 311H Fundamentals of Financial Accounting- Honors
ACC 310F Foundations of Accounting
Any 3-hour lower- or upper-division Economics (ECO) course
HDO 301 Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Organizations
SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society

Goal: Explore innovation and entrepreneurship theory and research.
*Prerequisite for MAN 327E – New Venture Mechanics*

One of the following courses:

MAN 327 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MAN 327H Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Honors

Goal: Aquire tools and develop processes for business foundation.
*Prerequisite: MAN 327 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship*

The following course:

MAN 327E New Venture Mechanics

Goal: Supplement your learning with a specialization of your choice.

One of the following courses:

ADV 332/PR 332 Technology Marketing & Advertising
ADV 332C/PR 332C New Media Entrepreneurialism
CMS 353C Communication for Innovation
ECO 349K Economics of Entrepreneurship
FIN 374S Entrepreneurial Finance
HIS 350R (Topic 12)/AFR 374D (Topic 2) History of Black Entrepreneurship in the US
HEB 346 Technology and Innovation in Israel
IB 372 (Topic 10) Exporting for Entrepreneurs
IB 372 (Topic 11) Global Entrepreneurship
ITD 350/MAN 337 Women in Entrepreneurship
J 331M Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MAN 337 (Topic 5) Tech Transfer/Entrepreneurship
MKT 372 (Topic 5) Design Thinking for Business Innovation
MKT 372 (Topic 6) Marketing for Entrepreneurs
NSC 324 Intellectual Property Law for Technologists
OM 337 (Topic 7) New Product Development
RHE 328 (Topic 4) Writing for Entrepreneurs
RTF 365 (Topic 9)/SOC 352E Media Industries and Entrepreneurship
SOC 322C Sociology of Creativity

Goal: Apply learned skills and knowledge in a startup accelerator or incubator.

One of the following courses:

MAN 337 Texas Startup Incubator
ADV 332D/PR 332D Entrepreneurialism in Communication
BGS 370 Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Maymester)
BME 362E Medical Device Innovation
CS 374L Longhorn Startup, or E S 377E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship: Elective, or MAN 337 (Topic 2) Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
EE 364E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
J 363D Digital Innovations Capstone
MAN 347P Entrepreneurship Practicum
MAN 366P Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I
MAN 367P Social Entrepreneurship II
MAN 369P Social Innovation Practicum
ME 365E Engineering Entrepreneurship
NSC 325 Inventors Program Practicum
TXA 365 Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising