FGCU Entrepreneurship Minor

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Entrepreneurship Minor 

Entrepreneurship Minor Makenzie Whitaker started her business Makenzie Morgan LLC


The Entrepreneurship Minor at FGCU is perfect for those undergraduate students that want to learn entrepreneurship but have a deeper passion for something else. You will take experiential courses that frame the entrepreneurial mindset and help lay the foundation for a potential entrepreneurial career. Employers love hiring entrepreneurial graduates because they tend to think critically, creatively, and outside the box.

Makenzie Whitaker ('19) began working on her business, Makenzie Morgan LLC, during while attending classes within the Entrepreneurship Minor. With a Major in Journalism, Makenzie used her skills to write and publish the first set of her book series, The Kidney Kronicles.

Entrepreneurship Minor Ryan Smith started his business Rolling Fort Media

Ryan Smith ('18) minored in entrepreneurship so that he could learn how to start his own company in the future. With the knowledge that he gained in his entrepreneurhsip classes, Ryan was able to launch a successful company called Rolling Fort Media before graduating.

The goal for any student receiving the Entrepreneurship Minor at FGCU is to experience the core entrepreneurship courses that make up our standalone B.A. in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship major. Minor students practice all of the same skills as our major students while having the ability to receive industry specific training from their major of choice.

Upon graduating with the Entrepreneurship Minor, students have multiple opportunities. Many of our classes encourage students to develop new businesses and work on them in our classes. This means that a student might have a business idea based on the ideas they are learning about in their major, start that business in one of our Entrepreneurship Minor classes, and create their own job in their own business when they graduate. Or, students graduating with the Entrepreneurship Minor could graduate and very quickly stand out with businesses looking to hire prospective employees that have experience with important problem-solving and business growth skills that are taught in the minor program. These are resume building skills that the experiential and project-based nature of our classes allows for students to practice and be confident with when they sit down to interview with prospective employers.

Management majors are not eligible for a minor in Entrepreneurship if pursuing the concentration in Entrepreneurship in catalog years 2013/2014 and prior.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following:

  • ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENT 2010 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)*

Complete the following:

  • ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
  • ENT 3114 New Venture Laboratory (3)
  • ENT 3204 New Venture Growth (3)
  • Select one approved elective from the following:
    • ACG 3341 Cost Accounting (3)
    • ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising (3)
    • EGN 3641C Entrepreneurship Engineering (3)
    • ENT 3273 Launching Your Business (3)
    • ENT 3422 New Venture Capital Management (3)
    • ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
    • ENT 3618 Technology & Innovation (3)
    • HFT 3757 Principles of Event (3)
    • HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
    • HFT 4275 Resort Development & Mgt. (3)
    • HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3)
    • MAN 3781 Sustainable Business (3)
    • MAN 4602 Global Business Strategy & Organization (3)
    • MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
    • MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior (3)
    • MAR 4613 Market Research (3)
    • REE 3043 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)

Other 3000/4999 level courses with an entrepreneurship focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement (see LCOB advisor).

*MAN 3025 - Required Business Common Core course for Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing majors.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

“The hands-on aspect of the education you get at FGCU is incredible. It's great when you have professors willing to put in the extra time to help you outside class.”

— Nick Vargas
Project Management System Administrator at Hertz Corp.
Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies B.A. '19