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Entrepreneurship Program

Learn How to be a Successful Entrepreneur in a Technology-Driven World

A minor in the entrepreneurship program provides the necessary learning, experiences and skills to start and operate new ventures and organizations. Students from any discipline and 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 the entrepreneurship program at Saunders, students 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, students have the opportunity to get involved in the RIT Student Incubator, a student business development lab, RIT’s Tiger Tank Competition, and more.

The entrepreneurship minor consists of one required course, Entrepreneurship, a required entrepreneurial field experience, and three elective options. An Undergraduate Courses & Electives Academic Worksheet is available to track required credits and classes for all business majors within Saunders.

Entrepreneurial Field Experience

As a part of the minor in the entrepreneurship program, 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 may be available for students that receive entry into the Incubator on a competitive basis. 

Recognized among the nations very best business schools

Saunders College of Business is #1 in Western NY, ranking #62 nationally for undergraduate business programs in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, moving up two places from last year. These ranking are based on graduation and retention rates, as well as peer assessment and faculty resources.

Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by programs at Saunders College and Rochester Institute of Technology.


The entrepreneurship minor allows students to learn business skills that can be applied to any professional field. Students gain insight into the customer requirements and financial implications involved in taking a product or service from idea to implementation.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.

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