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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor is focused on improving the entrepreneurial experience of students, connecting them to businesses, and gaining the skills to eventually launch a new business venture. Courses in this area focus both on small business management and start-up entrepreneurship. Key courses in the program include: Entrepreneurship/Small Business, Small Business Management, Applied Small Business Management, and New Venture Planning. Students nurture their entrepreneurial talents through “hands-on” learning and experiential experiences that include: interviewing business owners, conducting business concept presentations and exhibitions, and developing business plans and presenting them to a panel of real investors.

In Fall 2013, the Entrepreneurship/Small Business concentration ranked 6th out of the 29 possible declared majors in the Parker College of Business. The Center is proposing to start a Major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

For more or additional information, please contact

Steve Charlier, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Department of Management
Parker College of Business, Room 3355A
(912) 478-5985

Required Course Descriptions:

  • MGNT 3130 Principles of Management: Provides an overview of the management function, with emphasis on managerial planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  • MGNT 3234 Entrepreneurship: A study of the business formation process focusing on the behaviors of entrepreneurs and the creation of new businesses in dynamic environments – prerequisites C or better in MGNT 3130 Principles of Management.
  • MGNT 4234 Small Business Management: Provides a complete coverage of small business operations with proper balance between business functions and the management function – prerequisites C or better in MGNT 3130 Principles of Management; (offered in Fall semester only).
  • MGNT 4236 New Venture Planning: This is a project-based course in which students, working in small groups, research and develop a business plan for a new venture. With tutorial guidance, students will select an entrepreneurial idea and develop it into a comprehensive and fully detailed, written business plan – prerequisites C or better in MGNT3234 Entrepreneurship and MKTG 3131 Principles of Marketing.

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Minor Program

Credit Hours
MGNT 3130Principles of Management3
MGNT 3234Entrepreneurship3
MGNT 4234Small Business Management3
MGNT 4236New Venture Planning3
Choose one from among:3
ACCT 3131Intermediate Accounting I
CISM 4135Project Management and Development
ECON 4333Managerial Economics
ECON 4431Economic Development
FINC 3132Intermediate Financial Management
MGNT 3235Leadership in Organizations
MGNT 4235Applied Small Business Management
MGNT 4431Purchasing and Negotiation
MKTG 3133Professional Selling
MKTG 3136Introduction to E-Commerce
MKTG 4131Marketing Research
Total Credit Hours:15

Last updated: 12/11/2014