Dec 11, 2023  
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024

Entrepreneurship Minor

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The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Minor is to prepare students to play crucial roles in the new venture community (as founders, investors, policy makers, technologists, executives, etc.), thereby impacting positively the world in which we live and creating value of all kinds. The new venture community is defined broadly, including not only startup companies, but also new ventures operating within or launched by established firms. The program provides an education in and experience with the tools, techniques, and transformations involved in new venture development, (e.g., ideation and innovation, team building, product-market fit, financial and social return, and legal dynamics).  While administratively hosted within the McIntire School of Commerce, the Entrepreneurship Minor connects entrepreneurship efforts among multiple schools at the University of Virginia through a coordinated and collective curriculum. Within the minor, students select one of three concentrations: Technology Entrepreneurship, supported by the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship, supported by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, or Innovation in Business, supported by coursework at the McIntire School of Commerce. Additional courses are offered by the School of Architecture, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Curry School of Education, among others.

Academic Requirements

The completion of either the Leadership or Entrepreneurship Minor requires a minimum of 15 credits unique to that minor, i.e., not “double counted” for another major or minor in any school or any prerequisites for those degrees.

Required Core Courses and Capstone Course

Students must take one core course, plus one capstone course from within one of the following concentration options.


Complete two courses from the following list: 

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