Minors

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship currently awards eight entrepreneurship minors. Over time, the college may expand with additional minors, collaborating with other colleges and programs around campus. Please feel free to contact Kaylee Blanchard with any questions.


To receive any of the following minor certificates, please complete the following steps:

    1. Before or during completion of the minor, if you would like to declare an entrepreneurship minor on your academic record, please contact your primary major advisor.

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    1. After completion of an entrepreneurship minor, please apply for a Minor Certificate using the link below.

Minor Certificate Application

Note: Minor Certificates will not be mailed out until you have graduated from Florida State University and the university verifies your undergraduate degree requirements.


Art Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Art Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program learn how to develop an idea and turn it into a sustainable, functional enterprise in the sale and distribution of your art. Conceptualize, develop, and implement entrepreneurial strategies that will help you transition from academic life to your artistic career.  If students have questions about this minor or need help enrolling in the ART courses, please contact Liz Di Donna at edidonna@fsu.edu.

Required courses for all majors:

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • ENT 4014 New Venture Creation (fall, spring and summer)
  • ART 4930 Entrepreneurship in Art (spring)

Studio Art majors, choose one of the following electives:

  • ART 4943 Internship (recommended)
  • ENT 3607 Innovation by Design (fall, spring and summer)
  • ENT 4225 Negotiations (spring)

All other majors, choose one Studio Art elective:

  • ART 1201C 2D Foundations (fall, spring and summer)
  • ART 1203C 3D Foundations (fall, spring and summer)
  • ART 1300C Drawing Foundations (fall, spring and summer)
  • ART 1602C Digital Foundations (fall, spring and summer)

Commercial Entrepreneurship

(also available to Panama City Campus students)

The Minor in Commercial Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new ventures, sources of funding, and business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own businesses.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • ENT 3423 Funding Sources
  • ENT 4014 New Venture Creation
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Computational Science Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Computational Science Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about the innovation and commercialization in the world of Computational Science. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own venture using computational thinking.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • ISC 1057  Computational Thinking (fall and spring)
  • Choice of one of the following:
    • DIG 3275 Introduction to Game Design and Simulation
    • ISC 3313 Introduction to Scientific Computing (fall, spring and summer)
    • ISC 2310 Introduction to Computational Thinking in Data Science with Python (fall and spring)
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

(also available to Panama City Campus students)

The Minor in Hospitality Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new ventures in the hospitality industry, sources of funding, and business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own hospitality-focused business.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
  • HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Retail Operations

The Minor in Retail Operations is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about different facets of the inner workings of the retail industry. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to excel in any retail environment.

For your convenience, we have listed the terms these courses are typically offered for minor students. These semesters are subject to change.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • CTE 3806 Introduction to Merchandising (spring)
  • CTE 3862 Retail Operations (spring and every other summer)
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Social Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Social Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new social ventures, sources of funding, and social business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own social enterprises.

Required courses:

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • ENT 3513 Market Solutions to Social Problems
  • Choice of one of the following:
    • ISS 3241 Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • ENT 3515 Social & Sustainable Enterprises (fall and spring)
    • ENT 4514 Measuring Social and Sustainable Impact
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

STEM Entrepreneurship

The Minor in STEM Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about the innovation and commercialization in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence to consider starting and building their own venture with STEM-enabled products and services.

For your convenience, we have listed the terms these courses are typically offered for minor students. These semesters are subject to change.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • ENT 2624 Enough to be Dangerous (every other spring)
  • ENT 2620 Survey of STEM (fall)
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Textiles and Apparel Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Textiles is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. Students completing the program are knowledgeable about the basic construction of textiles from fibers and yarns to fabrics and finishes, including their performance for specific end-use applications in the apparel, interior, and technical textile industry.

The textiles and apparel minor is recommended to be completed by any prospective student who does not have any background knowledge in textiles and would like to pursue the College of Entrepreneurship Textiles and Apparel master’s program. Find more information regarding the master’s program here.

For your convenience, we have listed the terms these courses are typically offered for minor students. These semesters are subject to change.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring and summer)
  • CTE 1401 Introduction to Textile Science (spring)
  • CTE 3055 Computer Applications (summer)
  • One Approved Elective (listed below)

Approved Electives

  • CTE 3512 History of Dress
  • CTE 3808 Consumers in the Marketplace
  • CTE 4470 Sustainability and Human Rights in the Business World
  • ENT 2624 Enough to be Dangerous
  • ENT 2630 Themed Experience
  • ENT 2802 Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Society
  • ENT 3173 Franchising
  • ENT 3203 Managing Growth
  • ENT 3273 Family Business
  • ENT 3283 Women in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 3513 Market Solutions to Social Problems
  • ENT 3515 Social & Sustainable Enterprises
  • ENT 3607 Innovation by Design
  • ENT 4122 Go-to-Market Strategies
  • ENT 4227 Intrapreneuring
  • ENT 4255 Negotiations
  • ENT 4514 Measuring Social and Sustainable Impact
  • ENT 4625 Music Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4808 Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4934 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4XXX Mechatronics
  • An approved internship through your department (please contact your major advisor for internship opportunities)