Entrepreneurship can be Explored in any Area of Study
Entrepreneurship is often defined as “pursuing opportunities regardless of the resources one controls.” The UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the College of Business Administration has created entrepreneurship programs to suit undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Take a look at our curriculum offerings to see which ones best suit your needs and interests.
- Entrepreneurship Track in the Management Major
- Entrepreneurship Minor for all Business Majors
- Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business Majors
- Technological Entrepreneurship Minor
- Other Programs and Courses that Promote Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Experiential Opportunities for All Undergraduates
- Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Courses
Entrepreneurship Track in the Management Major
Overview: The Entrepreneurship Track in the Management Major is the ideal program for students looking to pursue a career path that involves ownership, management or leadership in small businesses or innovative, project-oriented corporations. Students who choose this major are required to take 24 semester hours of classes. Course work in this major focuses on experiential activities, multi-disciplinary knowledge, and proven techniques to prepare students for the challenges they will face in their future leadership roles.
Entrepreneurship Minor for all Business Majors
Overview: The minor offers students the opportunity to foster a strong business acumen that is essential to success in any career. The diverse classes available allow business undergraduates to explore the many career paths including self-employment/contracting, starting a company, working in small business, and leading corporate innovation and change initiatives.
Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business Majors
Overview: All UCF Undergraduates have the opportunity to realize their professional goals through the Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business Majors. The 20-credit minor complements any degree program, providing students with business insights that are focused on career development more than ownership.
Technological Entrepreneurship Minor
Overview: The Technological Entrepreneurship Minor offers students an opportunity to blend deep discipline-specific expertise with broad entrepreneurial thinking skills. Combining disciplinary depth with entrepreneurial breadth promotes the introduction of innovations to society and creates economic rewards to those who champion those innovations. This minor will prepare students in any engineering, science, technology or business discipline to create, enhance or manage a technology venture.
Other Programs and Courses that Promote Entrepreneurial Thinking
Energy and Sustainability Minor
Participants in this minor will acquire knowledge in technical, economic and policy issues related to sustainable energy generation, conservation, management and utilization. Those completing the minor will be able to improve their understanding, awareness and job skills to have additional opportunities and advantages to pursue a career in the emerging energy sector.
Experiential Opportunities for All Undergraduates
Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Courses
GEB 3113 - How to Start a Business
Provides background and tools necessary to understand and participate in the entrepreneurial process within a large company, new venture or growing a small business.
MAN 4802 - Entrepreneurship: PR: GEB 3031 or (MAN 3025 and MAR 3023)
Study of entrepreneurship with emphasis on innovation, feasibility, planning, product and service concepts, and organizing, financing, and developing a new venture.
GEB 4111 - New Venture Finance: PR: MAN 4802 or GEB 4152
Provides hands-on processes for developing financial information necessary such as budgets and pro forma financial statements to start up a new venture.
GEB 4110 - Business Plan Preparation: PR: MAN 4802, GEB 4152
Develop a new venture plan evolving from an original concept through a process that incorporates all the elements of a professionally written business proposal.
GEB 4152 – Technological Entrepreneurship: PR: Junior standing
Creating business ventures based on novel intellectual property and technological innovation. It addresses licensing, venture formation, and strategic alliances as potential strategies. Occasional.
MAN 4804 - Small Business Consulting: PR: 3.0 GPA and Business major in graduation term or C.I.
Students are assigned teams and work with a local small business. Occasional.
Other UCF courses featuring Entrepreneurship
EGN 4641C - Engineering Entrepreneurship: PR: Senior standing, GEB 4152, or C.I. (Occasional)
All aspects of a successful engineering entrepreneurship enterprise. Content includes lectures, case studies, and seminars. Active student participation. Course material is augmented through seminars given by engineers, business people, and specialists, based on their own experiences.
DIG 3563 - Information Management and Entrepreneurship: PR: DIG 3525 (Fall, Spring)
Managing digital assets from both technical and fiduciary aspects with a view towards creating, storing, retrieving assets, and authoring of databases and file types. Introduction of basic financial and entrepreneurial elements of starting and running a small business.
DIG 3525 - Digital Media Production 1: PR: DIG 2030 C, DIG 2109C, DIG 2500C and a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) in DIG 2000 (Fall, Spring)
Media project planning, organization and execution; group dynamics. Software tools for project planning, scheduling and management.
SPB 3823 - The Role of Business Entrepreneurship in Sports/Entertainment: PR: Junior Standing (Occasional)
Analyzes business entrepreneurship in sport/entertainment by examining various entrepreneurs and cultural movements in business organizations. Theories/concepts of business and entrepreneur behavior are applied.