The minor in Entrepreneurship is available to non-business administration degree students from all majors. The program emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, and operating as a member of a cross-functional team. Students’ interests may range from business and technical entrepreneurship to not-for-profit venues that aim for social and environmental change.
This minor is founded on the understanding that there is a common process for the realization of new ventures. Students are provided with the foundational knowledge to undertake entrepreneurial activity. The program offers opportunities for students who aim to be entrepreneurs, start nonprofit organizations, or simply want to become more innovative within emerging or established companies. Students can supplement their non-business majors with creative entrepreneurial mindsets and skills that will allow them to:
- Better identify opportunities for innovation.
- Challenge the status quo in any field.
- Implement sustainable change.
The overall goal of the Fitchburg State minor in Entrepreneurship is to build strong business leaders, politicians, and social change agents that are seeking to jump-start the American economy. This minor is designed for students who hope to open or expand businesses. It combines academic rigor with practical experience to provide the foundation to develop and manage business enterprises in a rapidly changing business environment. Entrepreneurship minor graduates will be prepared to:
- Start a new venture.
- Be a productive member of an entrepreneurial firm.
- Assume responsibilities in a family business.
- Become an effective leader in a growing business.
Curriculum and Requirements
Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF)
100% Online Option Offered through the School of Graduate, Online, and Continuing Education (SGOCE)
This minor is also offered 100% online. This option works well for adult learners who are balancing work, family and education, while also trying to customize their plan of study to achieve personal goals. If you are interested in this option, contact your academic advisor or SGOCE at 978.665.3182 or email@example.com.
Day Students Taking SGOCE Courses
Day students are allowed to enroll in SGOCE courses, however, this may impact their bill since full-time day students pay more for every credit beyond 12 credits when any of the credits are SGOCE courses. It is also important to note that payment for SGOCE courses is due at the time of registration. If you have questions about the impact on your student bill, please contact Student Accounts at 978.665.4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.