Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor Roadmap

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Official Minor Requirements & Approved Courses

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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.


  • 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.
  • Course number, topic and title must match the approved Entrepreneurship Minor list.

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


One (1) 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 (1) 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 (1) of the following courses:

  • ADV 332/PR 332 Technology Marketing & Advertising
  • ADV 332C/PR 332C New Media Entrepreneurialism
  • CHE 379 (Topic 43) Entrepreneurship
  • CMS 346C The Cultural Impact of Innovation
  • CMS 353C Communication for Innovation
  • ECO 349K/352R 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
  • MIS 373 (Topic 21) Open Innovation
  • 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
  • TC 358 Innovation in Life Sciences

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


One (1) of the following courses:

  • ADV 332D/PR 332D Entrepreneurialism in Communication
  • BGS 370 Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Maymester)
  • BME 362E Medical Device Innovation
  • C S 374L Longhorn Startup, or E S 377E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship: Elective, or MAN 337 (Topic 2) Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • EDC 350 Education/Innovation/Entrepreneurship
  • EE 364E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • J 363D Digital Innovations Capstone
  • MAN 337 Forty Acres Founders Practicum
  • 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


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Women in entrepreneurship

The Women in Entrepreneurship (WiE) specialization is a partnership between the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. The first of its kind, this specialization offers all undergraduate students with a variety of classes that meet requirements 4 and 5 of the Entrepreneurship Minor. To be a part of the WiE specialization, students are required to take WiE courses empowered by the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. Additional applications may be required per class. All undergraduate students are required to apply to the Entrepreneurship Minor and complete all 5 requirements to graduate with the Entrepreneurship Minor credential. View specific WiE course information by visiting the link below.


Our requirement 5 classes emphasize experiential learning as part of your graduation requirements. You do not need experience in order to learn what it’s like to start a new company, develop a new product or work at a startup company. 

Mentors advise students from the CPG Practicum class of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute in Rowling Hall on February 24, 2020. Photo by Lauren Gerson.

Location is everything

The University of Texas at Austin is located in one of the nations fastest growing metropolitan areas. The Entrepreneurship Minor conveniently provides student with access to startup employment opportunities, professional connections and investment resources from local leaders and entrepreneurs! Apply today!