Minor: Entrepreneurship

The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Minor is to prepare students to play crucial roles in the new venture community (as founders, investors, policy makers, technologists, executives, etc.), thereby impacting positively the world we live in and creating value of all kinds. The new venture community is defined broadly, including not only start-up companies, but also new ventures operating within or launched by established firms. The program provides an education in and experience with the tools, techniques, and transformations involved in new venture development (e.g., ideation and innovation, team building, product-market fit, financial and social return, and legal dynamics). While administratively hosted within the McIntire School of Commerce, the Entrepreneurship Minor connects entrepreneurship efforts among multiple schools at the University of Virginia through a coordinated and collective curriculum. Within the minor, students select one of two concentrations: Technology Entrepreneurship, supported by coursework at the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, or Social Entrepreneurship, supported by coursework at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Additional courses are offered by the School of Architecture, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Curry School of Education.