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Entrepreneurship (Minor)


The Entrepreneurship minor challenges students to channel their drive, savviness and enthusiasm into building a successful business. Through this program, students unleash their full potential and advance their knowledge with the hands-on help of scholarly faculty, real-world experience from internships and course fieldwork, and thrive in the one-on-one connections built throughout their collegiate careers. As a Cardinal, students graduate with familiarity in everyday business workings from risk management to global business practices—and develop the grit and courage to get back up if they fail. With access to state-of-the-art behavioral labs, business pitch competitions and more, students don't just explore their dreams, they flourish within them. From researching corporate innovation to creating business plans, these entrepreneurs come to understand that a business isn’t built by the perfect—it’s built by the passionate.

Cardinal Points

  • Opening in 2020, the new Scott L. Carmona College of Business will offer state-of-the-art facilities like the Bloomberg trading room, consumer behavior labs, an innovation hub work-space and other team project environments.

  • Less than 5% of business colleges globally are accredited by the AACSB-International—SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business is one of them.

  • Over 90% of the faculty of the College of Business belong to a professional or service organization, providing diverse networking opportunities for students.

  • Students in the College of Business are offered internships with major organizations like Quicken Loans, Nexteer, Aramark, Duro-Last, Dow and more!

The Entrepreneurship minor builds upon the core education of business majors to address the ideation, validation and commercialization of new business ventures. Students will have the opportunity to take courses in personal selling and management, engage in an entrepreneurship project where they and a team of SVSU students serve as consultants for an actual business, and participate in the elevator pitches and other experiential learning opportunities.

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 6% projected growth for the employment of top executives through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $104,980 is the median yearly pay for a top executive in the U.S.  (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a minor in Entrepreneurship, students are prepared to take on roles as top executives in areas like human resource, marketing and sales.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.