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This minor will prepare students to exploit potential entrepreneurial opportunities while allowing them to explore different interests they have in the entrepreneurial realm.


Students must complete five courses for a total of 15-18 credits. Students must earn credit for the two required courses and can pick three courses of electives. At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: ENTR

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15-18

Required Courses

Business major students should take:

MGMT 451Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits3

Non-business major students should take one of the following courses:

MBUS 304Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing a New Enterprise3
or IT 495 Turning Ideas into Successful Companies
Total Credits3

All students must take the following course:

MGMT 452Experiential Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits3


Select three courses from any of the following interests:9
Commercial Entrepreneurship Courses:
Managerial and Cost Accounting
Taxation and Managerial Decision Making
Starting a Business
Management of Technology Projects
Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy
Introduction to Firm Valuation
Venture Capital and Private Financing of Startups
Marketing Analytics for New Product Development
New Product Development
Advertising and Marketing Communications
Social Innovation Courses:
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Impact and Entrepreneurship
Psychology of Creativity and Innovation
Business Ethics
Nonprofit Financial Planning
Sustainability in Action (Mason Core)
The Nonprofit Sector
Principles of Fund Raising
Other Entrepreneurship Electives:
Translation and Entrepreneurship in Bioengineering
IT Project Management
Total Credits9