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Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor at Saint Mary's teaches innovation as a model for effective business evolution to meet market demands. The minor guides students in developing new products, designing solutions to pressing problems, and pivoting existing business models to meet emerging needs.

Using an evidence-based approach, students identify needs, move from an idea to execution, and create a structure for continued business growth. The coursework is relevant for students who desire to integrate innovation and seek to understand the structure around ideation, business design, growth, funding, and new venture management.

Career Options

  • Business consultant
  • Business development lead
  • Corporate entrepreneur
  • Corporate innovator
  • Management analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Nonprofit executive
  • Small business manager
  • Small business owner
  • Venture capitalist

High School Preparation

Business; Digital Media; English; Microeconomics; Psychology; Speech

Enhance Your Experience

The entrepreneurship minor pairs well with a major outside of the Business Department such as art studio or music industry. The entrepreneurship minor is not allowed with any of the business majors. 

Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Kabara Institute aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study. It enhances the entrepreneurship minor at Saint Mary’s by providing opportunities for students to interact with entrepreneurs and experience entrepreneurship first-hand, and fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our society.