The Entrepreneurship Minor enables students in all RIT colleges to acquire necessary learning, experiences and skills to start and operate new ventures and organizations. Students gain unique insights into such necessary entrepreneurial aspects as identifying good business opportunities, developing effective business strategies, obtaining customer insights and interactions, developing financial and accounting competencies, advancing product & service development and realization, understanding intellectual property (for technology-related activities), etc.
The entrepreneurship minor is cross-disciplinary in its approach. It allows students to integrate both entrepreneurship-related business courses from the Saunders College of Business and innovation-related courses available throughout the university.
Entrepreneurship and an approved applied entrepreneurial experience (generally the Field Experiences in Business Consulting course) are required for all students. The remaining 12 credit hours should be selected from a listing of approved elective courses. Students from outside the Saunders College of Business are recommended to select business courses as their primary electives . Student from within the Saunders College must select elective courses from outside their program of study. An Entrepreneurship minor advisor will work with students to develop an appropriate sequence of courses based upon each individual's career goals and objectives. (Note: A number of non-business elective courses are only available to students from specific colleges/departments.) As a result, several course sequences are recommended by particular RIT colleges for their students.
An approved entrepreneurial field experience satisfied by one of the following:
MGMT-550 Field Experience in Business Consulting
MGMT-470 Applied Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
A senior design capstone course with a business commercialization component
(Ex: CMPE-495 Computer Engineering Senior Projects I)
Selection for the RIT student incubator
(Contact Professor DeMartino for more information)
Other approved field experience
(With the support of a student’s home faculty)
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting
ACCT-210 Management Accounting
MGMT-150 The World of Business
MGMT-215- Organizational Behavior
MGMT-360 Digital Entrepreneurship
MGMT-420 Managing Innovation and Technology
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing
MKTG-320 Internet Marketing
FINC-359 Financing New Ventures
ACCT-500 Cost Management in Technical Organizations (not for Saunders business students)
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