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Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Minors in Entrepreneurship

(Skip to minor tailored to management majors or MBA emphasis)

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students at the university, purposefully designed without pre-requisites so any student can  complement their major with entrepreneurial training. The  program seeks to provide the student with fundamental  entrepreneurial skills, enhancing the student's ability to one day  open and operate a business.

Entrepreneurship Minor Advisor: Professor Mark Pingle; AB 319C; pingle@unr.edu; 784-6634.

Credits: The minor includes 18 total credits. There are three required courses, comprising 9 credits. The remaining 9 credits are electives.

Suggestions

Based upon past student experiences, the following suggestions may help you get more out of your Entrepreneurship Minor:

  • Participate in entrepreneurship competitions, including the Sontag Competition and the Nevada Governor's Cup.
  • Entrepreneurship is best learned by doing, and these competitions involve doing.
  • Join the Entrepreneurship Club and participate, starting your freshman year. This will give you much background, which will help you when you take the entrepreneurship courses. It will also allow you to develop a business idea and compete in entrepreneurship competitions prior to taking entrepreneurship courses.
  • Think about what courses will best complement the required entrepreneurship courses, given your business interests, and contact the Entrepreneurship Minor Advisor to choose electives for the minor that best suit you.
  • Plan to take ENT 401 and ENT 402 in the fall semester, and then take ENT 403 in spring semester, for ENT 401 and ENT 402 are pre-requisites for ENT 403. This will also allow you to best prepare for entrepreneurship competitions.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • ENT 401 New Venture Creation: Explores the process of new venture creation, including opportunity recognition, determining feasibility, planning, securing capital, and team building. Assesses and develops entrepreneurial capacities.\ENT 402 Entrepreneurial Finance: Explores financial issues facing entrepreneurs, including stages of financing, cash flow, sources of funds, valuation, legal issues, strategic positioning, and exit strategies.
  • ENT 403 Applied Entrepreneurship: A new business venture is planned, including identifying the opportunity and market potentials, analyzing feasibility, articulating business functions, delineating risks and rewards. (Prerequisites: ENT 401 and ENT 402)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

There are pre-approved elective courses for the Entrepreneurship Minor, but students are also encouraged to speak to the Entrepreneurship Minor Advisor about the possibility of obtaining approval for other courses, for it is desirable to tailor your Entrepreneurship Minor to your business startup interests. Here is the list of courses currently preapproved for the Entrepreneurship Minor:

  • ENT 489 Entrepreneurship Internship: Internship with a business firm or organization providing practical experience and exposure to applied entrepreneurship problems.
  • ENT 493/693 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Study of selected topics in entrepreneurship.
  • ACC 201 Financial Accounting: In this course, you will learn the basic accounting practices, useful for tracking business performance.
  • MKT 210 Marketing Principles: In this course, you will learn basic marketing techniques and principles, useful for selling business products.
  • MGT 491 Decision Making and Negotiations: How to make good decisions, how to avoid decision errors associated with common decision biases, bargaining and negotiation skills, how to create and claim value.
  • MGT 491 Social Business: Integrates social media tools and operating principles across all levels of business. Develop a good personal brand in preparation for becoming a good digital citizen and a valuable asset to any business seeking to leverage the power of social business.
  • MGT 491 Applied Business Ethics:

Minor in Entrepreneurship Tailored for Management Majors

Students seeking to start their own business one day often select management as their major. The entrepreneurship minor can complement the management major by providing courses focused on business start up.

The generic Entrepreneurship Minor includes 18 total credits, consisting of 9 credits associated with three required courses and 9 credits of electives. For the management major, the 9 required credits presented below for the Entrepreneurship Minor will represent general electives for the management major, while the management courses listed below are courses that will be accepted as electives for the Entrepreneurship Minor. By choosing from the list of management courses listed below in the process of completing the management major, a Minor in Entrepreneurship is therefore obtained by completing ENT 401, ENT 402, and ENT 403.

Entrepreneurship Minor Advisor: Professor Mark Pingle; AB 319C; pingle@unr.edu; 784-6634.

Required Courses (9 credits) for Entrepreneurship Minor
(Electives for Management Major)

Suggestion

The student should take ENT 401 and ENT 402 in the fall semester and ENT 403 in spring semester, for ENT 401 and ENT 402 are pre-requisites for ENT 403.

  • ENT 401 New Venture Creation: Explores the process of new venture creation, including opportunity recognition, determining feasibility, planning, securing capital, and team building. Assesses and develops entrepreneurial capacities.
  • ENT 402 Entrepreneurial Finance: Explores financial issues facing entrepreneurs, including stages of financing, cash flow, sources of funds, valuation, legal issues, strategic positioning, and exit strategies.
  • ENT 403 Applied Entrepreneurship: A new business venture is planned, including identifying the opportunity and market potentials, analyzing feasibility, articulating business functions, delineating risks and rewards.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Management majors seeking an Entrepreneurship Minor should select any three courses from the following:

  • MGT 367 Human Resource Management: Theoretical concepts and practical approaches relevant to management systems and processes; recruitment, training, appraisal, compensation and labor relations. Emphasis on legal constraints and international management.
  • MGT 423 Advanced Topics in Organizational and Personal Behavior: Selected behavioral influences affecting decision making, organizational structure, including organizational power and politics, change and development, and/or creativity.
  • MGT 467 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management: This course is designed for advanced management students. Labor Relations, Compensation Management, Employee Selection, Training and Development, Cultural Diversity, or International HRM may be covered.
  • MGT 491 Decision Making and Negotiations: How to make good decisions, how to avoid decision errors associated with common decision biases, bargaining and negotiation skills, how to create and claim value.
  • MGT 491 Social Business: Integrates social media tools and operating principles across all levels of business. Develop a good personal brand in  preparation for becoming a good digital citizen and a valuable asset to any business seeking to leverage the power of social business.
  • MGT 491 Applied Business Ethics:

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