Entrepreneurship Minor

Department of Economics

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107 Gardner Hall, CB# 3305

(919) 966-2383

Donna Gilleskie, Chair


Geetha Vaidyanathan, Director of Undergraduate Studies


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, artistic, sport, public health, media, computer science, and social ventures. An internship opportunity is a key component of the minor.

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

  • take at least nine hours 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:

Core Requirements
ECON 101Introduction to Economics (with a grade of C or better) H3
ECON 125Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ECON 325Entrepreneurship: Principles, Concepts, Frameworks, and Fluency 1, 2, H3
One track course:3
Business Seminar (changed from EXSS 328) 4, H
Computer Science Elective Topics (computer science track) 4
Business Venturing Workshop (sections in commercial, arts, science, and media.) 1,3, H
Sport Business Venture
Special Topics in Mass Communication (design track) 4, H
Social Ventures H
Public Health Entrepreneurship
Capstone course:
ECON 393Practicum in Entrepreneurship 1, H3
Total Hours15

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

For more information, visit the Minor in Entrepreneurship Web site