Entrepreneurship Minor - Florida Gulf Coast University

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Entrepreneurship Minor 

Entrepreneurship Minor Makenzie Whitaker started her business Makenzie Morgan LLC


The Entrepreneurship Minor at FGCU is perfect for those undergraduate students that want to learn entrepreneurship but have a deeper passion for something else. You will take experiential courses that frame the entrepreneurial mindset and help lay the foundation for a potential entrepreneurial career. Employers love hiring entrepreneurial graduates because they tend to think critically, creatively, and outside the box.

Makenzie Whitaker ('19) began working on her business, Makenzie Morgan LLC, during while attending classes within the Entrepreneurship Minor. With a Major in Journalism, Makenzie used her skills to write and publish the first set of her book series, The Kidney Kronicles.

Entrepreneurship Minor Ryan Smith started his business Rolling Fort Media

Ryan Smith ('18) minored in entrepreneurship so that he could learn how to start his own company in the future. With the knowledge that he gained in his entrepreneurhsip classes, Ryan was able to launch a successful company called Rolling Fort Media before graduating.

The goal for any student receiving the Entrepreneurship Minor at FGCU is to experience the core entrepreneurship courses that make up our standalone B.A. in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship major. Minor students practice all of the same skills as our major students while having the ability to receive industry specific training from their major of choice.

Upon graduating with the Entrepreneurship Minor, students have multiple opportunities. Many of our classes encourage students to develop new businesses and work on them in our classes. This means that a student might have a business idea based on the ideas they are learning about in their major, start that business in one of our Entrepreneurship Minor classes, and create their own job in their own business when they graduate. Or, students graduating with the Entrepreneurship Minor could graduate and very quickly stand out with businesses looking to hire prospective employees that have experience with important problem-solving and business growth skills that are taught in the minor program. These are resume building skills that the experiential and project-based nature of our classes allows for students to practice and be confident with when they sit down to interview with prospective employers.

Entrepreneurship (B.S.) majors are not eligible for a minor in Entrepreneurship. Management (B.S.) majors are not eligible for a minor in Entrepreneurship if pursuing the concentration in Entrepreneurship in catalog years 2013/2014 and prior.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor/student success counselor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor/student success counselor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete one of the following:
ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)

Complete the following:
ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
ENT 3114 New Venture Laboratory (3)
ENT 3204 Scaling Ventures (3)

Complete one of the following:
ENT 3121 Entrepreneurial Mindset (3)
ENT 3243 Promoting New Ventures (3)
ENT 3273 Foundational Startup Skills (3)
ENT 3402 Blockchain Applications (3)
ENT 3414 Innovative Decision Making (3)
ENT 3422 Venture Funding (3)
ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 3607 Innovation by Design (3)
ENT 3618 Digital Technologies (3)
ENT 4205 Founder's Dilemmas (3)
ENT 4305 Legal Strategies in Startups (3)
ENT 4901 Independent Study (3)
ENT 4902 Runway Program Seminar (3)
ENT 4943 Internship (1-6)

Other upper division (3000-4999 level) courses with an entrepreneurship focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement (see a college advisor/student success counselor).

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

“The hands-on aspect of the education you get at FGCU is incredible. It's great when you have professors willing to put in the extra time to help you outside class.”

— Nick Vargas
Project Management System Administrator at Hertz Corp.
Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies B.A. '19


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