Entrepreneurship Minor

Contact Information 

Program Director

Dan Shanahan, Assistant Professor, and Program Director

(716) 566-7890


The Minor in Entrepreneurship is an Interdisciplinary Minor designed for all majors and all career paths.

Entrepreneurship classes introduce students to an entrepreneurial skill set with significant emphasis on project-based learning and the development of original entrepreneurial initiatives, in addition to a more directed study of business methodology.  A liberal arts education provides the necessary lens to view the entrepreneurial mindset by encouraging students to find creative and innovative ways to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems.

As part of the program students will learn to:

  • Experiment with innovative ideas
  • Seek professional and experienced advice from mentors
  • Create opportunities that utilize their initiatives and their talents
  • Apply the knowledge acquired within the public sphere
  • Solve problems within traditional job settings using creative thought processes

The Minor in Entrepreneurship introduces students to the skills needed to effectively and creatively implement successful initiatives that will shape their community, lead to great personal satisfaction, and be a key economic driver. The ability to think creatively, examine challenges, and identify opportunities are important for lifelong success in all career paths.

Requirements: (15 credits)

  • ENTR201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3)
  • ENTR301 The Entrepreneurial Skill Set (3)
  • ENTR401 Entrepreneur in Action (3)
  • 6 credits of electives from the following choices:
    • ACC226 Managerial Accounting (3)
    • ART445 Special Project in: Animation, Graphic Design or Illustration (3)
    • BA201 Intro Int’l Business (3)
    • BA220 Diversity & Cross Cultural Management (3)
    • BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3)
    • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
    • MGT/HPR311 Non-Profit Management (3)
    • MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3)
    • MKT210 E-Commerce (3)
    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
    • PHI110 Critical Thinking with Google (3)
    • PHI113 Philosophical Thinking (3)
    • SUST/BA344 Sustainable Business Practices (3)
    • SUST351 Urban Planning/Community Development