Teknovation.biz: UT Starting Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor for Undergraduates

There’s another building block that has been added to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge region.

Starting this fall, undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee can earn a minor in entrepreneurship regardless of the college in which they are enrolled.

The interdisciplinary opportunity comes as the result of strong collaboration among six colleges with each contributing courses to the mix of required classes and electives.

“When we first started this journey, we asked each college to bring what you have to the table,” said Lynn Youngs, Executive Director of the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business.

Youngs stressed that, while the Anderson Center took the lead in coordinating the activities, the program that resulted would not have been possible without commitment and cooperation across the university. He first mentioned the idea in a teknovation.biz article in August 2013. Final approval came February 2 from the Faculty Senate.

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