Entrepreneurship Program

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 finance, marketing, accounting and management majors. 


There are plenty of ways students can experience entrepreneurial training and experience even without completing the minor or MBA emphasis.

  • Take a single entrepreneurship course of interest.
  • Participate in the Sontag Competition, an annual competition where University students or student teams are judged by an impressive panel on the best startup business idea to win $50,000.
  • Join the student Entrepreneurship Club, which allows students to meet other students involve in entrepreneurship, facilitates the formation of Sontag Competition teams, welcomes interesting external speakers, and more.
  • Opportunities are also available through the College's affiliations with the Nevada Small Business Development Center, Center for Regional Studies and the Entrepreneurs Assembly.

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship

Learn more about this idea space that facilitates entrepreneurship moving ideas into action.

Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

The Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition was established by the College of Business to develop the entrepreneurial capacities of Nevada students.

Meet the Faculty

Our entrepreneurship faculty help students discover and develop their potential, and give them the knowledge and tools to become the next generation of leaders in entrepreneurship.