Minor in Entrepreneurship

Program Learning Outcomes for the Minor in Entrepreneurship

Upon completing the minor in Entrepreneurship, students will be able to:

  1. Execute the steps of the entrepreneurial process.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the entrepreneurial mindset.
  3. Communicate effectively the value of an entrepreneurial venture.

Requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship

Students pursuing the minor in Entrepreneurship must complete:

  • A minimum of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to satisfy minor requirements.
  • A minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above.
  • 4 courses (12 credit hours) to satisfy the Core Requirements.
  • 1-2 courses, depending on course selection, (3 credit hours) to satisfy the Elective Requirement.
  • 1 course (3 credit hours) to satisfy the Capstone Requirement.

The courses listed below satisfy the requirements for this minor. In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the minor’s academic advisor, or where applicable, the Program Director. (Course substitutions must be formally applied and entered into Degree Works by the minor's Official Certifier). Students and their academic advisors should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.

Summary 

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor in Entrepreneurship18

Minor Requirements

Core Requirements
BUSI 220LILIE DESIGN THINKING3
BUSI 221 / ENGI 221NEW ENTERPRISES3
BUSI 223BUSINESS MODELING FOR ENTREPRENEURS3
BUSI 463ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY3
Elective Requirement
Select 1 from the following:3
FINANCING THE STARTUP VENTURE
LEADING TEAMS AND INNOVATION
ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTION LEARNING
and ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP LAB I
ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTION LEARNING
and ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTION LEARNING
and COMMUNICATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Capstone Requirement
Select 1 course from the following:3
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
STUDENT VENTURE FUND: EVALUATING STARTUP INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
LILIE NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE
Total Credit Hours18

Policies for the Minor in Entrepreneurship

Program Restrictions and Exclusions

Students pursuing the minor in Entrepreneurship should be aware of the following program restriction:

  • As noted in Majors, Minors, and Certificates, i.) students may declare their intent to pursue a minor only after they have first declared a major, and ii.) students may not major and minor in the same subject.

Transfer Credit 

For Rice University’s policy regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Credit. Some departments and programs have additional restrictions on transfer credit. The Office of Academic Advising maintains the university’s official list of transfer credit advisors on their website: https://oaa.rice.edu. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic program’s transfer credit advisor when considering transfer credit possibilities. 

Program Transfer Credit Guidelines

Students pursuing the minor in Entrepreneurship should be aware of the following program-specific transfer credit guidelines:

  • Requests for transfer credit will be considered by the Program Director (and/or the program’s official transfer credit advisor) on an individual case-by-case basis

Additional Information

For additional information, please see the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship website: https://entrepreneurship.rice.edu

Opportunities for the Minor in Entrepreneurship

Academic Honors

The university recognizes academic excellence achieved over an undergraduate’s academic history at Rice. For information on university honors, please see Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude) and Distinction in Research and Creative Work. Some departments have department-specific Honors awards or designations.

Additional Information 

For additional information, please see the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship website: https://entrepreneurship.rice.edu