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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.
Req. 1: Core Principles
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
Req. 2: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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
Req. 3: New Venture Mechanics
Goal: Aquire tools and develop processes for business foundation.
Prerequisite: MAN 327 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The following course:
- MAN 327E New Venture Mechanics
Req. 4: Specializing Elective
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
Req. 5: Experiential Practicum
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
Advising and Registration FAQ's
When can I officially add the Entrepreneurship Minor to my degree plan?
After completing the application through the universities Minor/Certificate Inventory website and asking your major advisor to officially attach the minor to your degree, you will see the minor officially attached the following long term semester.
Can I speed up to process to officially attach the Entrepreneurship Minor?
No, all students will have to wait until the following semester to officially attach the Entrepreneurship Minor to your degree plan after completing the necessary steps. If you are a graduating senior and have received permission to add the Entrepreneurship Minor, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Can I have the MAN 327 and MAN 327E restriction waived?
No, all students are required to take MAN 327 as a pre-requisite for MAN 327E. If you will be completing the Entrepreneurship Minor in your final semester you can email email@example.com to request a MAN 327 and MAN327E waiver for graduating seniors.
Why can't I register for MAN 327, MAN 327E, or MAN 347P?
All students are required to meet pre-requisites listed here. You are required to have the Entrepreneurship Minor officially attached to your degree profile in order to enroll. If you were recently admitted the minor will not show up on your degree plan until the following semester.
Can I take MAN 327, MAN 327E or MAN 347P without having my minor declared?
No, restrictions for MAN 327, MAN 327E and MAN 347P are required for all students due to capacity limits. We currently have 900 students pursuing the Entrepreneurship Minor. The only exceptions is for Management majors. You can attempt to add the class during the add/drop period. Restrictions will be removed during the add/drop period closer to when classes start. This means the seats will become available to all undergraduate students closer to the beginning of the semester. Please make an alternative plan in case you are not able to add your preferred class as seats are in high demand.
How can I get into other Entrepreneurship Minor classes?
You will need to meet the restrictions required by the department offering the course. We do not have access to add you to any class.
What are other entrepreneurship resources available to me?
You can check the Entrepreneurship Minor canvas for resources here, visit the HKEC UT Startup Ecosystem or check the UT’s entrepreneurship wide research database called The Navigator here.
I just added the Entrepreneurship Minor, what's next?
You can now begin taking classes that you meet the pre-requisites for here. Note, admittance into the Entrepreneurship Minor does not guarantee seats on the approved Entrepreneurship Minor list.
Why isn't my entrepreneurship class not showing up on my degree audit?
Make sure your entrepreneurship class number and title is on the approved Entrepreneurship Minor list. If you are taking a class on the approved Entrepreneurship Minor list, email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an override. Sometimes approved classes are not on the list if the department changes the number or title. You can email email@example.com with the course number and title and ask if the class meets an Entrepreneurship Minor requirement. Any class that has not been approved by the Entrepreneurship Minor Faculty Committee will not count towards your Entrepreneurship Minor.
How can I check the progress of my Entrepreneurship Minor?
You can run a interactive degree audit here.
Can I substitute my class for MAN 327 or MAN327E?
No. MAN 327 and MAN 327E are fundamental classes required for all Entrepreneurship Minor and the curriculum is uniquely created by McCombs professors and our Entrepreneurship faculty committees.
Can I petition to have a non-UT entrepreneurship class count?
If you would like to have your non-UT class considered for the Entrepreneurship Minor please make sure the following steps are taken care of before emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
1.) The class has transferred as an upper-division 3 hour class on your University of Texas transcript. You can check your degree audit to confirm this step.
2. Find/upload a virtual copy of the syllabus.
3. Email the email@example.com with the syllabus and make your petition request.
4. Fill out the form provided by the Entrepreneurship Minor office and return it completed with the syllabus.
5. A response will be shared within 3-5 weeks.
Can Management Majors pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor?
No, however you are welcome to pursue the Management major Entrepreneurship track. You can meet with your major advisor to learn more about that degree plan.
How many minor classes can overlap with my major?
Maximum of 6 Entrepreneurship Minor hours can overlap with your major.
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.