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A minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides students a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and allows them to build the skills they’ll need to navigate this complex field with confidence.

Curriculum Requirements

Students need to complete 24 credits to earn an entrepreneurship and innovation minor; 12 or more of those credits must be from upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses. The curriculum is a combination or required entrepreneurship courses and electives across campus, selected due to their entrepreneurial nature.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must complete each course in the minor with a grade of C or better.

Download the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Checksheet (PDF)

The courses below reflect the 2022-2023 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2022 for students enrolling during the 2022-2023 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

Required Courses:
FIN 309
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance
MGT 330
Creativity, Innovation, and Value Creation
MGT 340
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Select one course from the following:
ENGR 422
Technology Entrepreneurship
MGT 420
New Venture Creation
MGT 424/IDEA 424
Design Thinking in Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 455/IDEA 455
Designing for Defense
Select one course from the following:
MGT 360
Social and Sustainable Venturing
MGT 440
New Venture Management
MGT 487
Select two courses from the following:
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
ECON 204
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
MGT 305
Fundamentals of Management
MKT 305
Fundamentals of Marketing
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere in the minor:
AM 373
Apparel Design and Retail Entrepreneurship
AREC 328
Small Agribusiness Management
or AREC 428
Agricultural Business Management
Biomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design I
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
CBE 451
Chemical and Biological Engineering Design I
CIVE 402
Senior Design Principles
ECE 401
Senior Design Project I
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
ECON 204
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
FTEC 400
Food Safety
HDFS 475
Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Human Services
HES 145
Health and Wellness
LEAP 310
Creative Industries Career Management
Engineering Design Practicum: I
MGT 301
Supply Chain Management
MGT 360
Social and Sustainable Venturing
MKT 370
Digital Marketing
Program Total Credits:
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.