Undergraduate Major & Minor - Entrepreneurial Management

This major is designed for students who are interested in starting a new business (entrepreneurship), helping existing organizations to develop new business opportunities (intrapreneurship), or creating positive social impact through the development of new ventures (social entrepreneurship). Curriculum is designed to range from introductory problem-solving concepts and self-exploration through the development and implementation of real business opportunities with a broad range of elective courses from across campus. The objective is to provide experiential and applied learning opportunities that develop the mindset, skills, and competencies that enable students to create their own opportunities and function as entrepreneurs or as innovative leaders in entrepreneurial or high potential firms.

Major Curriculum

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First-year students entering Fall 2022:

Entrepreneurial Management Major Program Requirements & Course Descriptions

Students entering prior to Fall 2022 and transfer students entering prior to Fall 2023:

Prior to Fall 2022 Entrepreneurial Management Major Program Requirements & Course Descriptions


Minor Curriculum

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Entrepreneurial Management Minor Program Requirements & Course Descriptions

Four-year Plan

Entrepreneurial Management Major Sample Plan

The APAS is the official method for tracking the completion of your specific degree requirements. Please be aware that there are multiple ways for students to progress through this major. This is just one sample. Students should work with their advisor to develop their individual plan.

Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)

Bold: Liberal Ed requirement

Print Plan

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Econ 1165 Business Economics (Soc Sci) (4cr)
  • BA 2551 Business Statistics in R (Math) (4cr)
  • BA 1011 Leading Self & Teams (2cr)
  • BA 1021 Design Your Life (1cr)
  • Writ 1301 First Year Writing (4cr)

15 credits

Spring Semester

  • Acct 2051 Financial Reporting (4cr)
  • BA 2051 Solving Business Scenarios in Excel (2cr)
  • BA 2062 Powerful Problem Solving (2cr)
  • Design Your Career (1cr)
  • BA 2005 Corporate Responsibility & Ethics (Civ) (3cr) 
  • Liberal Ed (3-4cr)

15-16 credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Maroon Block I-Core

  • Mktg 3001 Principles of Marketing (3cr)
  • IDSc 3001 Information Systems & Digital Transformation (3cr)
  • BA 3001 Race, Power, & Justice in Business (RPJ) (3cr)
  • Acct 3001 Strategic Management Accounting (3cr)
  • BA 3051 Data-Driven Business Decisions (BA 2551 & BA 2051) (3cr)

15 credits

Spring Semester

Gold Block I-Core

  • Fina 3001 Finance Fundamentals (Acct 2051 & BA 2551) (3cr)
  • Mgmt 3004 Strategic Management (3cr)
  • SCO 3001 Sustainable Supply Chain Management (3cr)
  • HRIR 3021 Human Capital Management (3cr)
  • BA 3062 Impact Lab Project (BA 2062) (2cr)

14 credits

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Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • BA 3551 Business Analytics (BA 2551 & BA 2051) (3cr)
  • Mgmt 3015 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4cr)
  • Liberal Ed (4cr)
  • Liberal Ed (3cr)
  • Elective (2cr)

16 credits

Spring Semester

  • Mgmt 4008 Entrepreneurial Management (Mgmt 3015) (4cr)
  • BA 3033W Business Communication (3cr)
  • Entrepreneurship elective (4cr)
  • Liberal Ed (3cr)

15 credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • Mgmt 4055 Managing Innovation & Change (2cr)
  • Entrepreneurship elective (2-4cr)
  • Liberal Ed (4cr)
  • Elective (4cr)

12-14 credits

Spring Semester

  • Mgmt 4175W New Business Feasibility & Planning (Mgmt 3015) (4cr)
  • Entrepreneurship elective (2-4cr)
  • Liberal Ed (3cr)
  • Elective (4cr)

13-15 credits

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 120

Note: Students must complete an international experience as part of the program requirements. Short-term programs or semester-length programs may be used to meet this requirement. Explore your options: z.umn.edu/CarlsonIE


  • Courses may not be double-counted in both the required and the elective categories.

Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship:

The Holmes Center is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Minnesota that inspires, educates, and connects the next generation of Minnesota’s entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurs must understand first and foremost what it takes to manage and run a successful business. Entrepreneurs often wear many hats in their company and must accept leadership and responsibility for all activities that take place. It's their job to develop a business plan and course of action for the company, and to be familiar with the industry. They often work directly with their customers on a day-to-day basis.

While a small number of students start their own businesses directly upon graduating from the Carlson School of Management, the majority choose to gain experience first by working for an organization. Positions such as consulting or account management provide multi-faceted, strategic experience. Participation in the course Entre in Action, provides students with real-life experience starting a business, and has resulted in sustainable businesses.

Sample careers for Entrepreneurial Management majors:

  • Project Manager 
  • Founder
  • Content Creation Manager
  • Business Development Associate 
  • Marketing Manager
  • Analyst 
  • Consultant 

Companies/Orgs that hire Entrepreneurial Management students: 

  • Accenture 
  • Procter and Gamble 
  • Polaris 
  • Ovative Group 
  • Kohls 
  • US Bank


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