Entrepreneurial Studies

This interdisciplinary minor provides opportunities to students to learn about the process of creating value through recognizing and developing opportunities. In addition to feasibility analysis and business planning, the program deals with the topics of innovation, opportunity recognition, technology transfer, industry analysis, and competitive strategy.


Program Information

Nearly 34 percent of the students in the interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Studies minor are from the College of Human Sciences. Each spring, students showcase their innovative ideas for new businesses at the Entrepreneurial Studies Showcase. Story »

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Entrepreneurial Studies minor (links to College of Business)

Careers and Internships


Entrepreneurial Studies prepares students with plans including:

  • Opening their own business sometime in the future
  • Getting a job helping other companies expand in new areas or with new products

Careers Services

Students and alumni are eligible to contact career services in the College of Human Sciences for assistance in these areas:

  • Job search materials such as resumes and cover letters
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Interviewing skills (credit matt here)


Entrepreneurial Studies students find internships in a range of businesses from small-town companies to corporations for a behind-the-scenes understanding of running a business.

View past student internship experiences from all CHS majors.

Transfer plans

While there are no transfer plans specific to the Entrepreneurial Studies minor, transfer plans are available for all College of Human Sciences majors.

Related majors

  • Showcase Video

    The College of Human Sciences offers an entrepreneurship showcase each spring to give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to display and discuss their work and receive real-world feedback on their ideas. 
    Entrepreneurship Showcase video »

  • Graduates Find Jobs

    The College of Human Sciences offers 21 undergraduate and graduate majors. According to those responding to the career services survey, over 90% of our graduates are professionally occupied within six months of graduation.