No experience or prerequisite coursework required -
Designed for all students with any major!
ETSU’s minor in Entrepreneurship brings a practitioner focus to entrepreneurial opportunities and activities. This new program includes real-world coursework in design thinking and startup operations. The program also focuses on emerging business models, financing and funding and rapid prototyping of ideas.
This program empowers students with a passion for startups, by allowing them to develop and incubate their own idea from concept to pitch deck. This new program includes real-world coursework in design thinking and startup operations. Along with coursework, students can also work on projects alongside community innovators - across both for-profit and non-profit enterprises.
If you have any questions about the minor or would like to schedule a one-on-one in-person/zoom meeting to discuss the Entrepreneurship minor, please contact Sonu Mirchandani.
Why ETSU Entrepreneurship
Real-World ExperienceThe Entrepreneurship Minor is designed to help students not only incubate their ideas in preparation for customer engagement and venture funding but also to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, critical for employment in fast-growing companies and industries.
iBUCS Student Venture Competition
iBUCS, a “Shark Tank” style student venture competition, is hosted each year by the College of Business and Technology. Students participating in this competition have the opportunity to win seed money for their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas. The competition is open to students across the university encouraging a cross-disciplinary learning approach.
Click here to learn more about the iBUCS Student Venture Competition.
Cutting Edge Curriculum
The program offers cutting-edge, relevant, and practical core entrepreneurship classes which are available both online and face-to-face. The Entrepreneurship Minor program requires each student to take three foundation courses and four electives. Students can choose from a number of elective courses to create an individualized program tailored to their specific interests, startup ideas, and goals.
To view the catalog for the program, click here.
Living Learning Community
Make the most of your college experience by expressing new ideas and collaborating with like-minded students in the Innovations Living-Learning Community. This housing opportunity guarantees those accepted a room in Governors Hall, in the same living space as other creative-minded students. Students with different majors but who share a passion for innovation come together to learn, brainstorm, and hang out together in this enriching and pragmatic program. There are a limited number of spots.
To apply, or to learn more, visit https://www.etsu.edu/students/housing/innovationsllc.php.
Student Entrepreneur Club
To learn more about the Entrepreneur Club, click here.
Entrepreneurship-In-Residence (EIR) Program
To learn more about the EIR program, click here.
Arshene Baigvand- iBUCS Winner and Creator of Pick Up & Play
The Entrepreneurship minor requires each student to take three foundation courses and four electives. Courses offerings include:
- ENTP 1955: Entrepreneurship/Innovation Mindset
- MGMT 4617: Small Business Management/Strategy
- ENTP 3005: Entrepreneurship Experiential Lab
Elective Courses:- ENTP 3000: Entrepreneurship Finance and Funding
- ENTP 3009: CRM Business Solutions for Start-ups
- ENTP 3012: Social Enterprise and Sustainability Entrepreneurship
- ENTP 3010: Business Models for Startup Innovation
- ENTP 3016: Product Concept Development and Presentation
- ENTP 3020: Protecting Intellectual Property
- ENTP 4550: Special Topics in Innovation/Entrepreneurship
- MKTG 4617: Marketing Analytics/Research