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Minor in the McCombs School of Business

Minor Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Minor aims to empower students with the perspective, knowledge, and skills necessary to engage in entrepreneurship.

This study is broadly defined to include the launch and development of new businesses as well as the growth and renewal of existing enterprises. The program will equip students with entrepreneurial thinking and talents to propel their success in a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy and across a broad range of industries and settings.

How to Declare


The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in starting their own business ventures, creating and managing new ventures or products within existing businesses, or generating and implementing new ideas in any role that they hold during their careers.

This minor is also well suited for undergraduate students interested in careers in consulting, new product development, technology commercialization, innovation, product management, event management, strategy, and business development.

Admission to the minor is based on students’ overall academic record, including but not limited to hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest, and UT Austin grade point average.

Students can submit an online application for this minor. Application deadlines typically occur in late March.

Required Courses


Students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. All coursework must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the students’ major requirements.

Read about the specific course requirements for this minor.


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