Entrepreneurship Minor Plans Move Forward

Plans for an interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship moved one step closer to becoming a reality for University of Tennessee students after recently being approved by faculty in the Haslam College of Business.

This effort, led by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, aims to create an entrepreneurship minor open to all undergraduate students regardless of their primary fields of study.

If approved, the interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor will require students to take 15 credit hours of entrepreneurial courses taught by faculty across six different colleges.

“The prospect of smart, motivated, entrepreneurially minded students from across this wide campus being brought together in classroom and co-curricular settings within this new interdisciplinary minor and openly exchanging and developing their ideas for innovating new products and services is an exciting prospect. We look forward with anticipation for what these students will create,” said Steve Mangum, dean of the Haslam College of Business.

While this minor still requires further approvals to become an official offering, thus far, the response to it has been very positive. Having been approved by faculty in the Haslam College of Business, it now moves on to be reviewed by the University Undergraduate Council.

If the approval process goes as hoped, students will be able to begin taking courses toward an entrepreneurship minor as early as Fall 2015.

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