The Minor

About the Minor


Any undergraduate student at MSU can earn a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation regardless of their major or which college they’re enrolled in. When students declare, they will be asked to indicate whether they are pursuing the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I): General Track or the Minor in E&I: Social Innovation Track.

Click here to see the official page about the Minor from the MSU Office of the Registrar.

If you have questions about the Minor, please talk to your E-advisor or come get all of your questions answered by attending an E&I Minor Orientation. Orientations run every Monday and Wednesday, in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab (in the Minskoff Pavilion) at 10am and 1pm.


15 credit-hours, and at least six of them must be unique to the Minor. That is, they cannot be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement.

Two required core courses @ 3 hours each–*ESHP 190: The Art of Starting; and CAS 114 (or AL 114–it’s the same course): Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
*Please note, ESHP 190 was formerly offered as BUS 190

It is strongly recommended that students take the core courses in the minor first.

Nine elective credits selected from the list below.

Two Experiences: Students are also required to complete two entrepreneurial and innovation experiences to earn the Minor, however anyone can choose to do an Experience regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Minor.

Students who complete an Experience will have the following designation put on their transcript next to the course name: ENTREP & INNOVATION OPTION

The Fine Print

If you are interested in study abroad courses counting toward the Minor, please visit the Education Abroad page.

To apply for a course substitution fill out this form. Please see the FAQ for further details.

Internships may count to satisfy either elective credit or required E&I Experiences. Please see the FAQ for further details.




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