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Summer Entrepreneurship Institute



Thursday, Jan 23 | 8 a.m.


Wave 1 Friday, Feb 21 | 11:59 p.m.

Wave 2 Tues, March 24 | 11:59 p.m.

Wave 3 Friday, April 24 | 11:59 p.m.

Note: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance, denial, or addition to the waitlist after the close of each wave.


If you would like to learn more about the program, please schedule a time to meet virtually with the SEI Program Coordinator here.


  • Fulfills Req 2-4
  • 10-week session
  • 5 days a week


Have you dreamed of creating a brand new product?  Would you like to run your own business?  Do you invent solutions to life’s most pesky 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 by earning a Minor in Entrepreneurship this summer!

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.


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.
  • 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
Course Description: Add course description when made available.
  • 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.

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.


The Summer Entrepreneurship Institute is now being offered at a discounted rate of $3,850! Apply now!
  • Total cost of program, including textbooks, is $5,500 and the program is financial aid-eligible.
  • Cost does not include access to some University services, including but not limited to RecSports and UT Libraries. Participants can arrange for library and RecSports services at an additional cost.


  • Applications accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply early!
  • Up to 50 students will be selected to participate in the Summer Entrepreneurship Institute with a rolling waiting list.
  • Once selected, you will be asked for a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.
  • 60% of the total tuition is due by May 1.
  • Another 30% of the total tuition is due by June 1.
Wave Amount Due Date Due
Wave 1 Applicants $500.00 March 1, 2020
Wave 2 Applicants April 1, 2020
Wave 3 Applicants May 1, 2020
All Waves $3,300.00 May 1, 2020
All Waves $1,700.00 June 1, 2020
All Waves $5,500.00 June 1, 2020