Starting or managing a new company, growing a family business, or advising individuals who dream of starting their own business, requires specialized skills and knowledge.  The Entrepreneurship Minor provides students who are interested in these concepts with a solid foundation in the elements of new venture creation as well as a strong set of entrepreneurial skills.  In combination with the college's expanding co-curricular entrepreneurship programs, the minor in entrepreneurship offers an experiential platform to grow student skill sets, networks, and professional portfolios.


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 Costello College 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

Required Courses

Business major students should take:

MGMT 451Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 452Experiential Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits6

Non-business major students should take:

MBUS 304Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing a New Enterprise3
MGMT 452Experiential Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits6


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