Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

Future proof your degree with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Whatever your path may be, enhance your studies with a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In today's economy, professionals in all fields are expected to act in entrepreneurial and innovative ways. 

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship's new minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation equips UA undergraduate students with the practical skills, innovative mindset and real-world experiences necessary to be competitive in their field of choice.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Minimum of 30 units
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

WHO YOU ARE:

  • UA undergraduate students in any field of study outside of the Eller College of Management

With your current degree, this minor will:

SCIENCES

  • Present hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences
  • Help you develop effective valuable communication skills
  • Aid you in becoming a creative problem solver who drives positive change in communities
  • Augment your technical abilities skills with effective communication skills and valuable business insight
  • Diversify your education and stand out from others in your field
  • Impress potential employers
  • Enable you to be your own boss and build your own future
  • Broaden your job market network
  • Teach you leadership skills and how to work in a team

ARTS

  • Provide innovative insight into ways to apply your artistic skills in the current job market
  • Offer immersive real-world experiences
  • Enhance your abilities as a creative problem solver
  • Augment your artistic abilities with effective communication skills and business insight
  • Diversify your education and gain advantage over others in your field
  • Impress potential employers
  • Enable you to be your own boss and build your own future
  • Broaden your job market network

HUMANITIES

  • Offer innovative ways to apply your skills in the current job market
  • Present hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences
  • Aid you in becoming a critical thinker and creative problem solver who drives positive change
  • Diversify your education and augment your abilities with business insight
  • Impress potential employers
  • Enable you to be your own boss and build your own future
  • Broaden your job market network
  • Learn to work with a team

ENGINEERING

  • Offer innovative ways to apply your skills in the current job market
  • Present hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences
  • Aid you in becoming a critical thinker and creative problem solver
  • Diversify your education and augment your technical abilities with effective communication skills abilities and business insight
  • Diversify your education and gain advantage over others in your field
  • Impress potential employers
  • Enable you to be your own boss and build your own future
  • Broaden your job market network
  • Learn to work with a team and to lead one


Coursework 

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor is a structured minor that requires the completion of 18 or more units. 

Lower Division Courses

Two lower division foundational courses should be completed prior to enrolling in the upper division courses for the minor. Students must select courses from two of the three subject areas below:

* Available in Spring semester for non-Eller students.

Upper Division Courses

Students will select four courses from the offerings below. Please note: all courses may not be offered every semester.

New Venture Development Program

Students in the minor may apply for the McGuire Center's top-ranked McGuire New Venture Development Program. If accepted, students may apply 8 units from the NVD courses below to their minor requirements. 

  • ENTR 484 Development of New Venture Plans "Venture Development II" (4 units)*
  • ENTR 487 New Venture Development & Industry Analysis "Venture Development I" (4 units)*

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Requirements and Policies

  • Have completed 30 credits prior to enrolling in the minor
  • At minimum six three-unit courses (18 units total)
  • Minimum nine units upper division coursework
  • At least nine units must be completed in residence at the University of Arizona
  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) needed in minor
  • Can be taken along with business administration minor, finance minor, or marketing minor
  • Eller does not permit double use of courses in their majors or minors with majors or minors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.

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Advising

Talk to your advisor about a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation today!

For more information, please contact Andrea Wright, Eller Undergraduate Academic Advisor. 

To learn more about McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship offerings, please contact Casey Carrillo


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