10 Reasons to do an ESE Minor

 

1. You will learn about and meet entrepreneurs and innovators who have created value for themselves and others.
2. You will begin to think about and see problems as potential opportunities.
3. You will learn about social entrepreneurship and connect with the local community.
4. You will learn about risk and how to assess it and manage it.
5. You will have the opportunity to apply for ICE scholarships and grants.
6. You will learn about design thinking and empathetic design.
7. You will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on new innovations.
8. You will learn how entrepreneurs start new ventures using the Business Model Canvas.
9. You will learn the value of story-telling in entrepreneurship.
10. Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a company.

Requirements for the ESE Minor

 

Please note:  To be an ESE minor students must...

  1. have declared a major
  2. have completed the application for the ESE Minor
  3. have had their application approved

All newly declared minors are required to meet with an academic advisor through the ICE office, 230 Reynolda.  Academic advising is available during the regular major/minor advising periods by appointment.

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.

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Liberal Arts Majors

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 electives selected from the ESE Minor Courses list.  

Business Majors

18 total credit hours

9 hours of required courses:

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

9 hours of electives selected from the ESE Minor Courses list.