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A cross-disciplinary approach

A minor in Entrepreneurship enables you from acquire the necessary learning, experiences and skills to start and operate new ventures and organizations. Students from any discipline from any of the nine RIT Colleges can select a minor in Entrepreneurship and tailor their education to follow their career goals. With a minor in Entrepreneurship, you will gain unique insights into necessary entrepreneurial aspects such as identifying viable business opportunities, developing effective business strategies, product development and commercialization tactics, how to seek financial funding, and understanding intellectual property. Through the Simone Center, you will have the opportunity to get involved in the RIT Student Incubator, a student business development lab, RIT’s Tiger Tank Competition, and more.

Entrepreneurial Field Experience

As a part of the Entrepreneurship minor, you will have the opportunity for an applied-learning experience through the Field Experience in Business Consulting course. Separate from your required co-op, the field experience provides an additional opportunity for you to receive real-world work experience and gain insights into entrepreneurial ventures. You may work with an existing organization or choose to commercialize your own product or service. Work with your advisor to determine your plan-of-action.

Contact Dr. Richard DeMartino to learn more about the student business development lab (the RIT Student Incubator). Course credit is may be available for students that receive entry into the Incubator on a competitive basis. 

Entrepreneurship at a glance

The Entrepreneurship minor consists of one required course, Entrepreneurship, a required entrepreneurial field experience (jump down link), and 3 elective options.


Required Courses
This course studies the process of creating new ventures with an emphasis on understanding the role of the entrepreneur in identifying opportunities, seeking capital and other resources, and managing the formation and growth of a new venture. It addresses the role of entrepreneurship in the economy and how entrepreneurial ventures are managed for growth.
Choose one of the following:
   Applied Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
   Field Experience in Business Consulting (or another approved field experience)
Choose three of the following:
   Financial Accounting
   Management Accounting
   Cost Management in Technical Organizations
   Financing New Ventures
   Organizational Behavior
   Digital Entrepreneurship
   Principles of Marketing
   Internet Marketing 

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