Summer Entrepreneurship Minor
Crush Your Workload
Have you dreamed of creating a brand-new product? Would you like to run your own business? Do you invent solutions to life’s peskiest problems? Do you ever think that you can take a good idea and make it even better?
If you said “yes” to any of these, then boost your career this summer by earning a Minor in Entrepreneurship.
Built for busy students, the Summer Entrepreneurship Institute accelerates completion of the Entrepreneurship Minor by concentrating 12 hours in a single summer session. Open to all colleges at UT, this program will put you in a cohort of other innovative students who seek the thrill of solving problems, pitching ideas, and competing in fast-paced markets.
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.
Summer Program Schedule
Students will complete 12 hours of the 15-hour Minor program during the summer-semester. Requirement 1 will need to be taken independent of the Summer Institute to complete programming.
Note: Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.
*Requirement 1 - One of the following courses: Any 3-hour lower- or upper-division, ACC 311, ACC 311H, ACC 310F, HDO 301, or SOC 302
*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.
MAN 327 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Course Description: Explores the theoretical foundations and research evidence underlying innovation and entrepreneurship. Subjects include discovering and creating new sources of value, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, generating business models, engaging stakeholders, shaping markets, and competing against larger competitors and entrenched institutions.
MAN 327E New Venture Mechanics
Course Description: Starting up a new venture involves a wide range of decisions, activities, and processes such as those involved in identifying the potential of an idea, developing and protecting an idea, building a new venture team, creating a business plan, obtaining resources, and establishing a business entity. Covers the basic analytical tools and processes involved in all these aspects of founding a new business.
MAN 337 Develop & Pitch New Ideas
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop communication skills in order to successfully establish, pitch, and launch a new business venture. Over the semester, we will explore the theoretical foundations and research evidence underlying communication, persuasion, and entrepreneurship. A central theme of this course is that, in order to achieve buy-in from investors and win over customers, entrepreneurs must master the art and science of persuasive speaking and writing in addition to building innovative products and services.
MAN 347P Texas Startup Accelerator
Course Description: This course is an experiential learning course focused on developing an understanding of the entrepreneurship process through hands-on experience. The course requires students to work in teams on projects with early-to-growth stage startups, focused on helping the startups accelerate their growth, as well as attend weekly class sessions. Through their hands-on work with the startups as well as class discussions, lectures, guest speakers, and assignments, students develop a rich understanding of what it takes to grow a new venture, including developing a strategy and business model, conducting market validation, refining the value proposition, creating a marketing strategy, and developing a funding model.