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Entrepreneurship Minor

About the Entrepreneurship Minor

If risks don't bother you and you are passionate about bringing business ideas to life, the Entrepreneurship minor at Cedarville University is for you. You will discover how entrepreneurship — starting and operating a business — can help you use your passions and skills to meet your career goals. This program will teach you how to recognize opportunities in the marketplace, create successful business plans, identify and offer creative solutions, and build the skills needed to attract investors for a successful startup. Students enrolled in any major are eligible for the ENTR minor and encouraged to experience and apply at least one course to their core discipline.

You will also have the opportunity to try out for the Beyond Angel Network Venture Capital Analyst Team. The Beyond Angel Network belongs to the greater faith-based ecosystem dedicated to backing Christian founders with a desire to influence the marketplace for Christ. As a VCA you will assist the Director in evaluating companies' readiness for investment into the Yellow Jacket Fund. Interested students should contact the School of Business for an application.

Program Highlights

  • Minor includes 15 semesters hour of coursework
  • You will explore topics such as:
    • The four types of entrepreneurship
    • Creative problem solving
    • Analyzing risk
    • Identifying trends
    • Business plan creation
    • Marketing the startup
    • Venture financing & investment

Consider These Majors

Students from any major are encouraged to complete the entrepreneurship minor.

Program Curriculum

  • Creative Thinking
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing the Startup (Creating Content)
  • Marketing the Startup (Brand Advertising)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Social Enterprising
  • Business Consulting Practicum
  • Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Startup Accelerator

Program Specifics

Minor requires 15 semester hours of coursework, including 3 credits participating in the Startup Accelerator and 3-12 credits of Business Consulting Practicum.

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The Startup Accelerator

Accelerator students learn how to start and scale their business through a professionally guided, self-study course featuring a series of deliverables rooted in lean startup conventions. These weekly assignments are reviewed by an association of Entrepreneurs in Residence committed to frequent mentorship throughout the course. Students declaring any major are eligible to enroll in the Startup Accelerator provided they meet specific requirements. Those enrolled in the entrepreneurship minor will automatically participate in the accelerator experience (ENTR 3070 01, 2 credits).

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Beyond - The Startup Accelerator at Cedarville University

Beyond Startup Accelerator

The entrepreneurship minor is enhanced by participating in Cedarville’s Beyond Startup Accelerator.

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Course Descriptions

You’ll take a wide range of courses that will prepare you to develop and sustain a healthy business.

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Accelerator Offers Students an Entrepreneurial Edge

The new program allows students to found, fund, and scale a new business.
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The Pitch

Student entrepreneurs present their business startup ideas to a panel of potential investors as part of the Beyond Startup Accelerator's pitch competition.