Minors

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship currently awards seven entrepreneurship minors. Over time, the college may expand with additional minors, collaborating with other colleges and programs around campus. 

Upon completion of an entrepreneurship minor, please apply for a Minor Certificate. Please feel free to contact Kaylee Blanchard with any questions.

Minor Certificate Application
Note: Please allow two semesters after your courses have been completed and your application is submitted to receive your minor certificate.

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
  • 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
  • ISC 1057  Computational Thinking
  • DIG 3275 Introduction to Game Design and Simulation
    • or ISC 3313 Introduction to Scientific Computing
  • 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 (all semesters)
  • 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.

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ISS 3241 Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Choice of one of the following SEI Capstone Courses:

  • ISS 4312 Leading Social Enterprise and Innovation
  • ECS 3022 Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • PAD 4936 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Choice of one of the following:

  • ISS 4308 Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation (Prerequisite: ISS 3241)
  • ISS 4931 Leading as a Changemaker: Finding Your Compass, Creativity, and Community
  • ISS 4944  SEI Internship
  • 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 (all semesters)
  • 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 (all semesters)
  • 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 3607 Innovation by Design
  • ENT 4122 Go-to-Market Strategies
  • ENT 4227 Intrapreneuring
  • ENT 4255 Negotiations
  • 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)