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Frequently Asked Questions

Following are the most frequently asked questions by students completing or considering the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.

Bullet Course Requirements

What are the required courses for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor?

Five courses comprise the Entrepreneurship Minor. Three required core courses: one in business (BUSMHR 3510.01), one in design (DESIGN 2700) and one in engineering (ISE ME 5682); one required elective course: choose from start-up entrepreneurship (BUSADM 3531), corporate intre-preneurship (BUSADM 3532), technology commercialization (BUSADM 3533), or social entrepreneurship (BUSMHR 5530); and one required practicum course (BUSADM 4510).

Do I have to take the minor courses in a specific order?

Yes. Successful completion of all three required core courses (BUSMHR 3510.01, DESIGN 2700 and ISE ME 5682*) is required before selecting an elective course. The three required core courses can be taken concurrently. Successful completion of one elective course is required before advancing to the required practicum course.

 

*For Autumn 2015, the substitute course for non-engineers will be ME 5194.

Bullet General Questions

How do I apply for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor?

There is no application process for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. You should inform your college advisor of your intentions to complete the minor.

Who approves my Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor?

There is no formal approval process required by Fisher College of Business. As long as you have met the course requirements your college can approve your minor. An approved program form can be provided if your college requires it. You can obtain this from a FCOB undergraduate advisor. Call 292-2715 for an appointment.

I am majoring/intending to major in business. Can I use minor courses for major requirements?

No. Minor courses do not count toward any business requirement (other than free electives) or as prerequisites for further study in business.

Can I use Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor courses in my major?

Generally, no, unless your college specifically permits it. Please contact your college advisor for information.

Can I use Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor courses in another minor?

Each minor must contain at least 12 unique hours.

What grade do I need to earn for a course to count in the minor?

You must earn a C- or better for a course to be listed on the minor. You must earn a 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio in your minor courses.

Can I take a minor course pass/non-pass?

No. Courses taken Pass/Non-Pass cannot count on the Entrepreneurship Minor.

Bullet Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor?

There are no prerequisites to begin the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor.  Successful completion of all three required core courses (BUSMRH 3510.01, DESIGN 2700 and ISE ME 5682) is required before selecting one elective course. Successful completion of one elective course is required before advancing to the required practicum course.

Can I start taking minor courses before I complete the prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to begin taking the three required core courses for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor; however, individual courses may have prerequisites, which are listed under Course Descriptions.

Bullet Substitutions

Can I substitute a different business course for one of the required minor courses?

Variations in the program are generally not permitted. Any variations must be requested in writing and approved by the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in Fisher College of Business.

Bullet Transfer Credit Applicability

Can I apply transfer credit to fulfill minor courses?

A maximum of 6 hours of transfer credit for equivalent courses may count towards the minor.