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Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can take the entrepreneurship minor?
Any undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Tennessee can take the entrepreneurship minor.

I am not sure if entrepreneurship is right for me. Should I take the minor?
One of the key takeaways of ENT 350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship is to help you answer this question. If you think it might be for you, we encourage you to check out ENT 350 and answer that question for yourself!

How many hours is the minor?
The minor encompasses 15 credit hours (typically 5 courses).

When does the minor take effect?
The entrepreneurship minor goes into effect starting with the Fall 2015 catalog (2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog).

If I came into the university under a different catalog (other than 2015-2016), can I still complete the minor?
Yes, you can still qualify for the minor if you came into the university under a different catalog IF you can also follow the 2015-2016 catalog for your major. Some petitioning may be required to reconcile changes in course names and numbers.

Can I complete both the entrepreneurship collateral and the entrepreneurship minor?
No. Students will get credit for only one or the other. The entrepreneurship collateral is only available to majors within the Haslam College of Business (HCB). The entrepreneurship minor is open to students from any major on campus, including HCB majors.

Do entrepreneurship courses have prerequisites?
This varies by course. Please carefully check prerequisites and registration restrictions in the course catalog. In general, ENT-designated courses have limited prerequisites to make it easy for a wide variety of majors to take these courses.

Can I take ENT 420 Entrepreneurial Finance as part of my finance major?
No. Entrepreneurial Finance is not part of the Finance major. However, Finance majors may take ENT 420 to fulfill requirements towards the entrepreneurship collateral or the entrepreneurship minor.

Can I take ENT 425 Entrepreneurial Marketing as part of my marketing major?
No. Entrepreneurial Marketing is not part of the Marketing or Supply Chain Management major. However, Marketing or Supply Chain majors may take ENT 425 to fulfill requirements towards the entrepreneurship collateral or the entrepreneurship minor.

I have not taken a finance or accounting class before. Can I still take ENT 420 Entrepreneurial Finance?
Yes, you can still take ENT 420 Entrepreneurial Finance. The course does not require accounting or finance prerequisites.

How else can I get involved in entrepreneurship at UTK and in Knoxville?
Your first stop should be the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation website (http://www.andersoncei.utk.edu/). From there, you can find out what is going on here on campus as well as throughout the local area.

Will a minor in entrepreneurship be valuable even if I'm not planning to start a business shortly after graduation or maybe never?
Businesses are increasingly looking for entrepreneurs and those with entrepreneurial skills. The minor will provide the skills needed to identify opportunities, evaluate their feasibility, and develop a plan to implement the product or service. With the Entrepreneurship Minor, you will understand the challenges of financing and marketing an intrapreneurial idea, will develop skills for seeing the big picture, and will bring a skill set to the work place that will allow you to stand out early in your career.


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Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4140 ~ Phone: (865) 974-5126 ~ Email: ACEI@utk.edu

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