Department of Economics
107 Gardner Hall, CB# 3305
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.
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:
|ECON 101||Introduction to Economics (with a grade of C or better) H||3|
|ECON 125||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|ECON 325||Entrepreneurship: Principles and Practice 1, 2, H||3|
|or PLCY 327||Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
|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|
|ECON 393||Practicum in Entrepreneurship 1, H||3|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
Typically, ECON 325 is only offered in the fall.
Typically, ECON 327 is only offered in the spring.
With approval, based on topic.
For more information, visit the Minor in Entrepreneurship Web site.