Undergraduate Program: Minor in Entrepreneurship

General

Program Description

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship minor fosters the development of a creative, visionary mindset and spirit and prepares students to be opportunity seekers and creators that identify, evaluate, and implement innovative, value-added solutions. The entrepreneurship minor requires a total of 15 credit hours to consist of 6 hours of foundational courses that are common across all clusters plus 6 hours of discipline-specific courses and a 3-hour capstone experience. The minor includes discipline-specific course clusters intended to aid students’ course selection. Course clusters are not restrictive. Students may select courses within a single cluster or across multiple clusters to best meet their interests and professional goals.

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Program Requirements

Foundational Courses

Select 6 hours from the following: 1

  • AGEC 105 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
  • AGEC 223 Establishing Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Networks I
  • AGEC 285 Directed Studies 2, 3
  • AGEC 315 Food and Agricultural Sales 2
  • AGSM 289 Special Topics in... (Faulkner Entrepreneurship Lecture Series)
  • BAEN 289 Special Topics in... (Faulkner Entrepreneurship Lecture Series)
  • MGMT 470 Entrepreneurial Small Business 2
  • MKTG 322 Consumer Behavior 2
  • MKTG 335 Professional Selling 2
  • MKTG 442 Innovation and Product Management 2
  • SOCI 376/MGMT 376 Entrepreneurial Perspectives
  • SOCI 476/MGMT 476 Entrepreneurship Practice

Discipline-specific Courses

Select 6 hours from the following: 4

Agriculture and Life Science Cluster

  • AGEC 324 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Budgeting 2
  • AGEC 424 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Economic Analysis 2
  • AGEC 425 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Financial Analysis 2
  • AGSM 439 Management of Agricultural Systems I 2
  • BAEN 479 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Design I 2

Business Cluster

  • ACCT 210 Survey of Managerial and Cost Accounting Principles
  • MGMT 424 Organizational Design, Change and Development 2
  • MGMT 440 Creativity and Innovation in Business 2
  • MGMT 460 Managing Projects 2
  • MKTG 323 Marketing Research 2

Liberal Arts Cluster

  • COMM 320 Organizational Communication 2
  • COMM 324 Communication Leadership and Conflict Management 2
  • COMM 489 Special Topics in... (Humanities and Social Science Innovation)
  • ECON 425 The Organization of Industry 2
  • ECON 433 Energy Markets and Policy 2
  • ECON 449 Economics of Decision-Making Strategy 2
  • ENDS 101 Design Process
  • ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing
  • ENGL 304 Topics in Digital Research 2
  • ENGL 320 Technical and Professional Editing 2
  • HIST 361 Technology and Engineering in Western Civilization, 1400-Present
  • HIST 364 History of Technology and Engineering in America, 1607-Present
  • HIST 470 American Business History
  • POLS 229 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 308 Game Theoretic Methods in Political Science 2
  • PSYC 352 Organizational Psychology 2
  • PSYC 354 Conflict and Negotiation 2
  • SOCI 335 Sociology of Organizations
  • SOCI 377 Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
  • SOCI 445 Sociology of Law

Capstone Courses

Select 3 hours from the following: 3

Agriculture and Life Sciences Cluster

  • AGEC 425 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Financial Analysis 2
  • AGSM 440 Management of Agricultural Systems II 2
  • BAEN 480 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Design II 2
  • MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2
  • Internship 2, 3, 5
  • Research 2, 3, 5

Business Cluster 6

  • MGMT 432 Managing the Nonprofit Organization 2
  • MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2
  • SOCI 450 Social Entrepreneurship

Liberal Arts Cluster 7

  • ENGL 489 Special Topics in... (Narrative and Digital Technology)
  • MGMT 432 Managing the Nonprofit Organization 2
  • MGMT 477 Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup Approach 2
  • SOCI 404/RPTS 404 Sociology of the Community 2
  • SOCI 450 Social Entrepreneurship

Total Semester Credit Hours 15

  1. Choose 2 three-hour courses or 1 three-hour course plus 3 one-hour courses.
  2. Course has prerequisites; a student should consult with an academic advisor or instructor before enrolling.
  3. Approval required.
  4. Choose at least three hours at 300- to 400-level.
  5. Department code appropriate to research or internship focus; departmental approval required.
  6. Qualifying undergraduates may complete MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization to meet this requirement; approval required.
  7. Qualifying undergraduates may complete MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization or SOCI 689 Social Entrepreneurship to meet this requirement; approval required.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Presidential Scholarship: Pays full-time tuition and fees for up to 4 years for the first time full-time freshman
  • Eagle Elite Scholarship: Pays $3000 a year for up to 4 years
  • Transfer Scholarship: Pays $2000 a year for up to 2 years
  • Donor Scholarships: TAMUT awards various donor scholarships to continuing students based on merit. These scholarships range from $250 to $2000 a year.
  • Fully admitted new degree-seeking international students with an incoming GPA of at least a 2.5 or a 980 SAT are eligible to apply for the Global Heritage Scholarship. The Global Heritage Scholarship at Texas A&M University-Texarkana celebrates cultural diversity and the expansion of global mindsets. International students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. International recipients will receive some financial assistance and will have their non-resident statutory tuition replaced with the more affordable resident statutory tuition. Overall, this scholarship can save an international student up to $14,000 per academic year.
Last updated November 2019

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