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Entrepreneurial Innovation (Minor)

Develop entrepreneurial thinking and actions to sharpen small business management skills.

Degrees & Offerings
  • Minor
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
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This minor prepares students with critical knowledge and skills recognized as being essential to enhancing the performance and profitability of small business organizations. The minor helps students develop entrepreneurial thinking and actions and sharpens their small business management skills in various functions such as financing, operations, accounting, human resources, marketing, and risk management.

The minor also enables students to apply for jobs in their major field requiring supervisory and management skills. For non-business majors, having a background in entrepreneurship and small business will make them more attractive to employers who tend to value organizational and entrepreneurial competencies in their employees. Those who expect to own and manage family businesses in areas such as retail, recreation, food services, food processing and small manufacturing, can tremendously benefit from this program.

Courses and Curriculum

Required General Education Courses

  • ECON 121-Principles of Macroeconomics

  • ECON 122-Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses

  • ACCT 120-Small Business Accounting

  • MGMT 244-Principles of Management

  • MGMT 325-Entrepreneurship

  • MKTG 310-Marketing Principles & Practices

  • FIN 300-Entrepreneurial Finance

  • LAW 331-Law & Legal Environment

  • MGMT 391-Small Business Management

  • MGMT 440-Small Business Internship & Seminar

Entrepreneurial Innovation Minor Requirements

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate business opportunities using applied design, creativity and innovation.
  2. Propose ideas to manage innovation and entrepreneurship within your own business or in any industry.
  3. Implement innovation and entrepreneurial techniques using best practices.
  4. Apply entrepreneurial planning and communication styles in various environments.
  5. Compete for in-demand supply chain careers in global business environments.

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