About the Minor

 Group on LawnWake Forest University Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship program offers an interdisciplinary minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Through this minor, students are encouraged to take advantage of their knowledge, creative skills, and resources to identify and pursue opportunities, initiate change, and create sustainable value in their lives and the lives of others. A minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, coupled with any major within the College or the Schools of Business, is designed to enable students to enhance their skills in innovative, creative and entrepreneurial thought and action as applied to their specific discipline or career area of interest.

The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship program offers core courses and electives in the various liberal arts divisions, as well as internships and independent studies.  Additional entrepreneurship and business courses are offered through the WFU Schools of Business at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please note:  To declare the minor students must have declared a major and must stop by the CICE office in 230 Reynolda Hall to complete the paperwork for the minor.

Requirements for the Minor:

Liberal Arts Majors

 

Business Majors

18 total credit hours

 

18 total credit hours

9 hours of required courses:

  • ESE 100:  Creativity and Innovation
  • ESE 101:  Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • ESE 205:  Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture: Start-up to Early Growth

 

9 hours of required courses:

  • ESE 100:  Creativity and Innovation
  • BEM 377:  Entrepreneurship
  • 3 more hours of ESE 300-level courses.  

 

9 hours selected from ESE Electives list or from ESE-Relevant Courses list.  ESE-Relevant Courses are those selected from across the WFU Liberal Arts curriculum in Arts, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, etc.  See ESE Courses tab for more information.

 

 

9 hours selected from ESE Electives list or from ESE-Relevant Courses list.  ESE-Relevant Courses are those selected from across the WFU Liberal Arts curriculum in Arts, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, etc. as being relevant to the study of Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise.  BEM 372 is strongly recommended as the Strategic Management requirement. See ESE Courses tab for more information.

 

All students may fulfill six of their nine elective hours by taking the WFUSB Summer Management Program (BUS 295).

No more than six of the elective hours may be counted from a student's major.

Course plans will be made in consultation with Dr. Bill Conner, the Faculty Director for the minor.