Entrepreneurship Minor

Department of Economics

http://econ.unc.edu

107 Gardner Hall, CB# 3305

(919) 966-2383

Rita Balaban, Director of Undergraduate Studies (spring 2017)

balabanr@email.unc.edu

Stephen Lich-Tyler, Undergraduate Advisor

swlt@email.unc.edu

William Parke, Director of Undergraduate Studies (fall 2016)

parke@email.unc.edu

This minor is designed for students who wish to remain in another discipline but who have an interest in the process of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the mechanism by which new products, services, and organizational processes are identified, refined, and ultimately realized as a sustainable part of the society. There is a common process for realizing all types of ventures. The minor will provide the student with the background to undertake entrepreneurial activity in either the business or social realm. The venture workshop course requirement allows students to select an area of focus, including commercial, scientific, social, arts, sport, public health, and social ventures. An internship opportunity is a key component of the minor.

Department Programs

Major

Minor

Graduate Programs

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor consists of five courses:

ECON 101Introduction to Economics (with a grade of C or better) H3
ECON 125Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ECON 325Entrepreneurship: Principles and Practice (prerequisite ECON 101) 13
or PLCY 327 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
One of the following:3
Business Venturing Workshop (sections in commercial, arts, and science) 1
Sport Business Venture
Social Ventures
Public Health Entrepreneurship
ECON 393Practicum in Entrepreneurship 13
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

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ECON 325, ECON 327, and ECON 393 cannot be counted toward an economics major. Typically, ECON 325 is only offered in the fall, and ECON 327 is only offered in the spring.

For additional information, contact the Department of Economics, (919) 966-2383.

See program page here for special opportunities.