Jul 20, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Entrepreneurship Minor

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Michael Greenwood, Ph.D.

Program Description

The minor in Entrepreneurship is available to non-business administration degree students from all majors and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, and operating as a member of a cross-functional team. Students’ interests may range from business and technical entrepreneurship to not-for-profit venues that aim for social and environmental change. This minor is founded on the understanding that there is a common process for the realization of new ventures, and provides the student with the foundational knowledge to undertake entrepreneurial activity. This minor offers opportunities for students who aim to be entrepreneurs, start non-profit organizations, or simply want to become more innovative with creative entrepreneurial mindsets and skills that will allow them to better identify opportunities for innovation, challenge the status quo in any field, and implement sustainable change.

Expected Outcomes

The following are expected learning outcomes and competencies anticipated for students who successfully complete the Minor in Entrepreneurship. In particular, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset, in which entrepreneurs creatively pursue opportunities for innovation, seek out new ideas, and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to identify and manage resources to help them convert opportunities into sustainable solutions.
  • Write a business plan and marketing strategy that includes clear and convincing value propositions to garner support for their ideas.

Admission Requirements

The minor is open to any student in good academic standing in the university.

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