The Minor in Entrepreneurship

Kick-start your entrepreneurial career while you study, with the minor in entrepreneurship. 

Students in BET 420 brainstorming with a whiteboard

What is the minor in entrepreneurship? 

The minor is designed for students who wish to enhance their academic and technical background with the business skills required to move ideas from concept to commercial, organizational, or social success. It is open to all students in Arts, Environment, Math, Science, and Applied Health Sciences (Engineering students are eligible to pursue the Entrepreneurship Option).

The eight courses in the minor are designed to equip students with the skills and domain-specific knowledge they need to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions, while the entrepreneurial experience presents an opportunity to apply classroom learning in real-time.

Requirements 

The minor in entrepreneurship requires the successful completion of eight courses and one experiential milestone. 

Three core courses, recommended in the following order:  

  • BET 100 Foundations of Entrepreneurial Practice 
  • BET 320 Entrepreneurial Strategy 
  • BET 310 / BET 340 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Planning and Execution

Five electives:

  • Three of the following BET electives
    • BET 300 Foundations of Venture Creation
    • BET 350 Customer Experience Design
    • BET 400 Growing Early Stage Ventures
    • BET 411 Capstone Entrepreneurship Planning and Execution
    • BET 412 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship
    • BET 420 Entrepreneurship for Social Impact
    • BET 430 Sales Fundamentals 
    • BET 450 Leadership
  • Two electives from the student's home faculty which relate to the experiential milestone (subject to approval of the Minor Coordinator), OR two additional BET courses from the list above. 

Experiential Milestone: 

Students must participate in a milestone related to entrepreneurship. One possible milestone is an Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) credit or Entrepreneurial Experience Term for non co-op students, pursuing opportunities that lead to the formation of commercial or social ventures. Other milestones include a capstone-style project, thesis, major project course, or senior course containing a major assignment that could lead to a corporate enhancement or social contribution. Approval of experiential milestones as an appropriate entrepreneurial experience will rest with the Minor Coordinator.

To be successfully awarded the minor in entrepreneurship, students must complete all courses and approved electives with an overall average of 65% and no course less than 60%. The experiential milestone is graded on a credit/non-credit basis.

How to declare the minor 

Contact your academic advisor to declare the minor. When it comes to determining your entrepreneurial milestone or elective courses, consult the Minor Coordinator

What students are saying 


Questions? 

Questions can be directed to Marc Hurwitz, Minor Coordinator and Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies at the Conrad Centre. 

Meet the minor professors

 
 

Nada Basir entrepreneurship professor

David Rose entrepreneurship professorWayne Chang entrepreneurship professorMarc Hurwitz entrepreneurship professorHarvir Bansal entrepreneurship professorDoug Sparkes entrepreneurship professor

 
Larry Smith
 
Shavin Malhotra

Professor Nada Basir, BET 420 Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

Professor David RoseBET 100 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Behaviour

 
 
 

Professor Wayne ChangBET 300 Foundations of Venture Creation  

 

Professor Marc HurwitzBET 310 Enterprise Co-op Companion   

 

Professor Harvir Bansal, BET 400 Growing Early-Stage Ventures

 

Professor Doug Sparkes, BET 411 Capstone Entrepreneurship Planning and Execution; BET 412 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

Professor Larry Smith, BET 100 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Behaviour

Professor Shavin Malhotra, BET 320 Introduction to Commercialization Management