Passion to Profit: Minoring in Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for students in any major interested in transforming their passion into a viable venture, starting their own new business by exploiting market opportunities, or enhancing existing businesses with which they are currently engaged or plan to join prospectively.
The Entrepreneurship Minor builds on the foundational knowledge gained in the disciplines of the students’ choice and business courses to inculcate an understanding of the process of creating and managing new ventures. The minor develops the entrepreneurial mindset, presents entrepreneurial concepts, instills entrepreneurship spirit, and enhances entrepreneurial leadership skills. Students will acquire knowledge to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities, create differentiated value, develop organizational capabilities, and launch new ventures to turn innovative ideas into viable businesses.
Emphasis is placed on the managerial, legal and marketing aspects of start-up businesses. The minor engenders a business plan that contains a commercially viable and ready-to-be-launched business that is also primed for WV State Level Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which you can learn more about below.
The Entrepreneurship Minor includes the following courses and totals 15 hours:
- MGT 305 Principles of Management (3)
- MGT 308 Human Resource Management (3)
- MGT 314 Entrepreneurship I (3)
- MGT 400 Entrepreneurship II (3)
- MKT 305 Principles of Marketing (3)
More information on the Entrepreneurship Minor can be found in the Concord University Academic Catalog.
Business Plan Competition
Concord University’s Entrepreneurship Minor engenders a business plan that contains a commercially viable and ready-to-be launched business that is also primed for WV State Level Collegiate Business Plan Competition.
Do you have a business plan that you’ve been wanting to share? Look no further! Students will be given 7 minutes to explain their idea, covering the main points. Visual aides (PowerPoint, Poster, etc.) can be used to share your plan. This year’s Business Plan Competition was held on March 23, 2023 from 6 PM – 8 PM in Rahall Building Room 200. Prizes included: 1st Place – $800, 2nd Place – $500, 3rd Place – $250.