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 such as identifying viable business opportunities, developing effective business strategies, obtaining customer insights and interactions, developing financial and accounting competencies, advancing product and service development and realization, and understanding intellectual property.
The Entrepreneurship Minor consists of 1 Required Course: MGMT-350, Entrepreneurship and a required entrepreneurial field experience. One of the following can be used to fulfill the field experience requirement: MGMT-550 Field Experience in Business Consulting; MGMT-470 Applied Entrepreneurship and Commercialization; another approved field experience.
Students from within the Saunders College must select elective courses from outside their discipline of study. Students from outside the Saunders College of Business are recommended to select business courses as their primary electives. A list of optional courses is included below:
Choose one of the following or an approved Field Experience:
MGMT-550 Field Experience in Business Consulting
MGMT-470 Applied Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting
ACCT-210 Management Accounting
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 students)
Contact Dr. Richard DeMartino to learn more about the student business development lab (the RIT Student Incubator). Course credit for entry into the Incubator is available on a competitive basis through the Saunders College of Business. Please visit Rankings and Recognition for more undergraduate program ranking information.
All business students who are considering this minor should work with their primary academic advisors.
Non-business students should contact:
Peter Rosenthal, Minors Advisor
Student Services Office
Lowenthal Hall, A level