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Group of diverse college students standing outside near trees posing for the camera after competing togehter in a entrepreneurship-centered pitch competition.

“I enjoy the energy of my peers.
Everyone I meet in this minor is a
big thinker who is driven to
accomplish their goals, which is
inspiring in itself.”

Taylor King
Communication Major


February 17, 2020 | 8 a.m.


March 13, 2020 | 11:59 p.m.


March 27, 2020


Tuesday, March 10 | 4 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 | 3 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 12 | 3 - 4 p.m.


The Summer Entrepreneurship Institute accelerates completion of the Entrepreneurship Minor by concentrating 12 hours in a single summer session.




Liberal Arts
Natural Sciences
Communication, Fine Arts, Social Work, Education, Undergraduate Studies, Dual


Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.

Broadly defined to include the launch and development of new businesses as well as the growth and renewal of existing enterprises, the minor is recommended for students pursuing careers in consulting, new product development, technology commercialization, corporate innovation, product management, event management, strategy, and business development.

Admission is based on students’ overall academic record including, but not limited to, hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, and UT Austin grade point average.


Students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as described below. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.

All coursework must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the student’s major requirements. The University requires at least nine hours of the minor to be coursework not used to satisfy requirements of the student’s major.

One of the following courses:

  • ACC 311 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 311H Fundamentals of Financial Accounting- Honors
  • ACC 310F Foundations of Accounting
  • Any 3-hour lower- or upper-division Economics (ECO) course 
  • HDO 301 Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Organizations
  • SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society
*Prerequisite for MAN 327E – New Venture Mechanics*

One of the following courses:
  • MAN 327 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MAN 327H Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Honors
*Prerequisite: MAN 327 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship*

The following course:
  • MAN 327E New Venture Mechanics

One of the following courses:

  • ADV 332/PR 332 Technology Marketing & Advertising
  • ADV 332C/PR 332C New Media Entrepreneurialism
  • CMS 353C Communication for Innovation
  • ECO 349K Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • FIN 374S Entrepreneurial Finance
  • HIS 350R (Topic 12)/AFR 374D (Topic 2) History of Black Entrepreneurship in the US
  • HEB 346 Technology and Innovation in Israel
  • IB 372 (Topic 10) Exporting for Entrepreneurs
  • IB 372 (Topic 11) Global Entrepreneurship
  • ITD 350/MAN 337 Women in Entrepreneurship
  • J 331M Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MAN 337 (Topic 5) Tech Transfer/Entrepreneurship
  • MKT 372 (Topic 5) Design Thinking for Business Innovation
  • MKT 372 (Topic 6) Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • NSC 324 Intellectual Property Law for Technologists
  • OM 337 (Topic 7) New Product Development
  • RHE 328 (Topic 4) Writing for Entrepreneurs
  • RTF 365 (Topic 9)/SOC 352E Media Industries and Entrepreneurship
  • SOC 322C Sociology of Creativity
One of the following courses:
  • MAN 337 Texas Startup Incubator
  • ADV 332D/PR 332D Entrepreneurialism in Communication
  • BGS 370 Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Maymester)
  • BME 362E Medical Device Innovation
  • CS 374L Longhorn Startup, or E S 377E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship: Elective, or MAN 337 (Topic 2) Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • EE 364E Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • J 363D Digital Innovations Capstone
  • MAN 347P Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • MAN 366P Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I
  • MAN 367P Social Entrepreneurship II
  • MAN 369P Social Innovation Practicum
  • ME 365E Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • NSC 325 Inventors Program Practicum
  • TXA 365 Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising

Note: Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.

*All classes must be taken on a letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.