Minor in Entrepreneurship

The undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship is built upon three pillars: development of creativity, opportunity for innovative action, and management of entrepreneurial enterprises.  It is available to students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR); the College of Business (BUSI); and the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES); School of Journalism (JOURN).

Students who wish to complete the minor are encouraged to declare their intention as soon as possible. This allows the required courses to be effectively integrated into their course schedules along with other courses required for their intended major. An advisory committee will be appointed to make administrative decisions related to the minor (course additions/deletions). The members will be recommended by deans of the participating schools and colleges. Primary responsibility for student advising falls within the home college of the student OR in the unit where students claim the minor (e.g. Arts and Sciences students).

The minor consists of 16 credit hours. Students must complete coursework in management, creativity, and innovation, as well as in a workshop series that represents a common learning experience for all MU entrepreneurship minors. Three hours of coursework is required in each area, and a one hour experiential seminar course. Students must select the final three hours to complete the minor from approved courses in one of the pillars.  Each of the academic units that offer the minor recommend a set of courses, which are referred to as tracks.  Details on those tracks are below.

CAFNR Track

For questions about the CAFNR Track contact Joe Parcell at parcellj@missouri.edu.

CAFNR Track
Course 1: Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations & Enterprises
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
Course 2: Development of Creativity
Classes in the following areas are accepted: art, music, theater, textile and apparel management, architectural studies, human and family development, and engineering.
ARCHST 1600Fundamentals of Environmental Design3
ART_GNRL 1010Introduction to Art3
ENGLSH 1510Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction3
IMSE 4550Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing4
MUSIC_NM 1211Fundamentals of Music I2
T_A_M 3210Computer Aided Design3
THEATR 2200Introduction to Performance Studies3
Course 3: Organizational & Business Fundamentals
Students must take one course to develop a background in one of the general functions of a new business.
AG_EC 2223Agricultural Sales3
AG_EC 3282Agribusiness Finance3
AG_EC 3286Economics of Managerial Decision Making3
AG_EC 3224New Products Marketing3
Course 4: Entrepreneurial Individualized Perspective
Students select a course that offers an opportunity to develop experience in innovation or additional courses in management or creativity. May be a lab course, service learning, or group activity.
Course 5: Practicum Capstone
AG_EC 4983Strategic Entrepreneurship in Agri-Food3
PLUS 1: Experiential Learning Experience
An internship experience whereby creativity fundamentals and iniative must be a component.1
PLUS 2: Social Development
Complete at least 15 hours of community service at a non-profit organization coordinated by MU’s Office of Service Learning.

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BUSI Track

BUSI Track
Course 1: Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations & Enterprises
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
MANGMT 4700Principles of Entrepreneurship3
Course 2: Development of Creativity
Classes in the following areas are accepted: art, music, theater, textile and apparel management, architectural studies, human and family development, and engineering.
ARCHST 1600Fundamentals of Environmental Design3
ART_GNRL 1010Introduction to Art3
ENGLSH 1510Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction3
H_D_FS 2510Observation, Assessment, and Curriculum Planning4
IMSE 4550Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing4
MUSIC_NM 1211Fundamentals of Music I2
T_A_M 3210Computer Aided Design3
THEATR 2200Introduction to Performance Studies3
Course 3: Organizational & Business Fundamentals
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
Course 4: Entrepreneurial Individualized Perspective
MANGMT 3540Introduction to Business Law3
Course 5: Practicum Capstone
FINPLN 4993Internship in Personal Financial Planning1-99
JOURN 4992Reporting, Editing and Marketing of Converged Media3
MANGMT 4730New Business Planning and Management3
SOCIOL 4942Service Learning in Sociology3
T_A_M 4949Field Training in Textiles and Apparel Management1-99
PLUS 1: Experiential Seminar
MANGMT 4185Problems in Management1
This seminar gives students exposure to a variety of experiences including lectures, networking with entrepreneurs, and participant observation.

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HES Track

HES Track
Course 1: Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations & Enterprises
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
MANGMT 4700Principles of Entrepreneurship3
Course 2: Development of Creativity
ARCHST 1100Visual Design3
ARCHST 1600Fundamentals of Environmental Design3
ARCHST 3100Color and Light3
T_A_M 1200Basic Concepts of Apparel Design and Production3
T_A_M 2380Integrated Apparel Design and Production I3
T_A_M 2480Apparel and Textile Presentation Techniques3
T_A_M 2580Digital Textile and Apparel Applications3
T_A_M 3380Integrated Apparel Design and Production II3
T_A_M 4480Creativity and Problem Solving3
H_D_FS 2510Observation, Assessment, and Curriculum Planning4
Course 3: Organizational & Business Fundamentals
Students must take one course to develop a background in one of the general functions of a new business.
ARCHST 2100Understanding Architecture and the American City3
ARCHST 4430Guiding Design with Historic Preservation3
H_D_FS 4570Development and Administration of Child Services Programs3
FINPLN 3283Financial Planning: Computer Applications3
FINPLN 4382Financial Planning: Risk Management3
FINPLN 4383Financial Planning: Investment Management3
T_A_M 1300Softgoods Retailing3
T_A_M 2300Retail Finance and Merchandise Control3
T_A_M 3700MultiChannel Retailing in the Digital World3
Course 4: Entrepreneurial Individualized Perspective
ARCHST 4940Internship in Environmental Design1-99
H_D_FS 4993Internship in Human Development and Family Science1-99
FINPLN 4993Internship in Personal Financial Planning1-99
T_A_M 4949Field Training in Textiles and Apparel Management1-99
NEP 4940Internship in Nutritional Science and Exercise Physiology1-6
Course 5: Practicum Capstone
ARCHST 4990Thesis Design Studio4
H_D_FS 4570Development and Administration of Child Services Programs3
FINPLN 4389Financial Planning: Capstone3
T_A_M 4980Apparel Production Management4
T_A_M 4990Retail Marketing and Merchandising3
PLUS 1: Experiential Seminar
MANGMT 4185Problems in Management1
This seminar gives students exposure to a variety of experiences including lectures, networking with entrepreneurs, and participant observation.

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JOURN Track

JOURN Track
Course 1: Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations & Enterprises
A course designed to help students develop and understand the principles of entrepreneurship.
Recommended Courses:
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
MANGMT 4700Principles of Entrepreneurship3
Course 2: Development of Creativity
The following sample courses are available only to upper-level journalism majors who have taken the required prerequisite coursework
Recommended Courses:
JOURN 4418Critical Reviewing3
JOURN 4420Editorial Writing3
JOURN 4500Publication Design3
JOURN 4502Multimedia Planning and Design3
JOURN 4508Information Graphics3
JOURN 4550Basic Photography and Photo Editing3
JOURN 4554Visual Editing for Multimedia3
JOURN 4556Fundamentals of Photojournalism3
JOURN 4558Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism3
JOURN 4560Staff Photojournalism3
JOURN 4564Micro-Documentary Photojournalism and Videography3
JOURN 4662Global News Across Platforms3
JOURN 4700Participatory Journalism3
MANGMT 4710The Entrepreneurial Process3
Course 3: Organizational & Business Fundamentals3
Students must take one course to develop a background in one of the general functions of a new business.
Recommended Courses:
JOURN 4734Journalism and Chaos: How to Understand and Cover 21st Century Business Models3
ACCTCY 2010Introduction to Accounting3
AG_EC 3224New Products Marketing3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
MANGMT 4730New Business Planning and Management3
FINANC 2000Survey of Business Finance3
T_A_M 4100Electronic Commerce Applications3
Course 4: Opportunity for Innovative Experience and Action
Students take an internship that offers an opportunity to develop experience in innovation or students take an additional course 3 (management) or course 2 (creativity).
Recommended Courses:
JOURN 4940Internship in Journalism1-6
JOURN 4736Changing Media Business Models3
Course 5: Practicum Capstone
A capstone experience that requires students to synthesize entrepreneurial coursework or provides them with an opportunity for experiential learning toward an innovative outcome.
Recommended Courses:
JOURN 4734Journalism and Chaos: How to Understand and Cover 21st Century Business Models3
MANGMT 4720Experiential Entrepreneurship (pending approval)3
MANGMT 4730New Business Planning and Management3
INFOTC 4500Team-Based Mobile Device Application Development3
JOURN 4974Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News3
JOURN 4992Reporting, Editing and Marketing of Converged Media3
JOURN 4994Magazine Publishing3
PLUS 1: Experimental Seminar
In their last year of study, students take a (1 hour) experiential seminar that involves interacting with the on-campus offices that work with start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Recommended Courses:
MANGMT 4185Problems in Management1
This seminar gives students exposure to a variety of experiences including lectures, networking with entrepreneurs, and participant observation.

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JOURN Strategic Communication Track

JOURN Strategic Communication Track
Course 1: Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations & Enterprises
A course designed to help students develop and understand the principles of entrepreneurship.
Recommended Courses:
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
Course 2: Development of Creativity (within the major requires pre-reqs/consent of instructor)
Recommended Classes:
JOURN 4208Strategic Writing II ((copywriters))3
JOURN 4228Strategic Design and Visuals II ((art directors))3
JOURN 4256Public Relations3
Course 3: Organizational & Business Fundamentals3
A course designed to develop a background in one of the general functions of a new business.
Recommended Classes:
ACCTCY 2010Introduction to Accounting3
Course 4: Opportunity for Innovative Experience and Action
Students take an internship that offers an opportunity to develop experience in innovation or students take an additional course 3 (management) or course 2 (creativity).
Recommended Classes:
JOURN 4734Journalism and Chaos: How to Understand and Cover 21st Century Business Models3
Course 5: Practicum Capstone
JOURN 4734Journalism and Chaos: How to Understand and Cover 21st Century Business Models3
Experimental learning courses, where the student and the supervisor crate an opportunity for innovative output.
Recommended Classes:
JOURN 4970Strategic Campaigns3
MANGMT 4720Experiential Entrepreneurship (pending approval)3
PLUS 1: Experimental Seminar
In their last year of study, students take a (1 hour) experiential seminar that involves interacting with the on-campus offices that work with start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Recommended Courses:
MANGMT 4185Problems in Management1

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