This minor provides a general approach to entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving, as well as approaches to driving innovation in a corporate setting. A minor in entrepreneurship and innovation prepares you for careers that involve creating new businesses; working in startups or large innovative firms; addressing sustainability issues; and contributing to entrepreneurial ecosystems through finance, accounting, law, policy, and consulting.
Providing a solid foundation in economics principles, and an understanding of how they’re put into action, this minor helps you develop critical-thinking skills, an analytical approach to problem solving, proficiency in data analysis, and knowledge of financial and economic concepts. You’ll discover how the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth affects business and policy decisions and the economy. After introductory economic coursework, you can focus on specific industries and areas, such as the environment and natural resources, international development, food policy, agriculture, or the public sector.
This minor gives you the opportunity to select core business courses relevant to your personal and career interests in food or agricultural business and take coursework that helps you better understand the characteristics of food or agricultural sectors in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world. This minor is great if you’re interested in food processing, marketing and distribution, production and marketing of agricultural products, or businesses that support food and agricultural enterprises.