Entrepreneurship is more than a pursuit; it’s a mindset. A mindset that goes beyond starting your own business. Innovation, creative thinking, risk-taking, adaptability, and learning from failure are skills that serve you well in any career.

The principles you’ll learn in CUAA’s Entrepreneurship minor can be applied inside any organization from a Fortune 500 company to a family-owned business. We empower emerging entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge to initiate, grow and pursue entrepreneurial dreams.

The CUAA Advantage

A minor in Entrepreneurship offers you:

  • A maximum class size of 30 students
  • An entrepreneurship practicum where you’ll collaborate with students of all disciplines to work on entrepreneurial endeavors
  • A realistic approach for solving business challenges
  • A Christian focus integrated into the curriculum that delivers an outstanding education of the whole person; mind, body and spirit
  • Classes taught by experienced business professionals whose primary goal is to ensure academic excellence and student success

Credit Hour Details

Credit hours: 21

Program Highlights

A CUAA minor in Entrepreneurship cultivates and inspires creative and innovative skills. You’ll learn a holistic approach to problem solving, immerse yourself in your target market, and work individually or with a team to formulate and advance your own entrepreneurial ideas.

Learning Outcomes

Our Entrepreneurship minor will teach you how to:

  • Manage the legal landscape of protecting and advancing innovation and startup ventures
  • Determine which corporate ownership structure best suits your needs
  • File patents to protect intellectual property
  • Write and present a business plan, including market analysis, financial projections, and operating plan
  • Identify and address social and global challenges within a Christian context
  • Apply business skills such as planning, opportunity analysis, financial management and forecasting
  • Collaborate with other students on entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Innovate, problem-solve and adapt as you navigate the startup landscape

Career Paths

When combined with a major in your specific area of interest, a minor in Entrepreneurship can enhance your business skills and open up career options such as a:

  • Business owner
  • Consultant
  • Organizational leader
  • Sales and marketing professional

Coursework

CUAA’s curriculum for the Entrepreneurship minor includes coursework in planning new ventures, running a small business, and managing legal issues. You also choose between classwork in social entrepreneurship or managing a family business. See our course catalog for a full class listing.

Complementary Majors

A minor in Entrepreneurship is a perfect complement to many majors and career paths including:

  • General Business
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Art
  • English
  • Performing Arts

Advanced Degrees

CUAA’s MBA program offers concentrations in 11 different disciplines from Management Information Systems to International Business.

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Lab Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language