Entrepreneurship, Minor

The University of Nevada, Reno has a strong history of promoting entrepreneurial opportunities – and has the academic program to help students achieve their business aspirations. "Developing entrepreneurial talent by developing real businesses."

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students at the University and is 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 open and operate a business.

The minor requires 18 total credits. There are three required courses, comprising 9 credits. The remaining 9 credits are electives. Required classes include new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance and applied entrepreneurship. The elective courses are chosen through a pre approved list of business classes including classes in management and entrepreneurship. The minor can be tailored for marketing, accounting and management majors.  For a detailed list of available classes, refer to the course catalog.

Comprehensive entrepreneurial opportunities and insight also come from the College's affiliations with the Nevada Small Business Development Center and Center for Regional Studies.  Other organizations ideal for this minor are University of Nevada, Reno Entrepreneurship Club, Sontag Competition and Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup.

Entrepreneurship Program Faculty

  • Mark Pingle: Charles N. Mathewson Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • David Croasdell: Charles and Ruth Hopping Professor of Entrepreneurship


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Contact College of Business

Phone (775) 784-4912
Fax (775) 784-1773
Location Ansari Business Building

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