Eship Minor

Introducing the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Non-Business Majors

You don't have to be a business major to start your own business or innovate an existing one. Launch your path to success with this unique minor.

February 11,  2020

By Elaine Cole

Every day, people from a variety of backgrounds and majors see opportunities but don’t know how to leverage them.  

A new minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will give students all across TCU the power to be successful entrepreneurs and innovators. You’ll learn to gather resources, design a business model, communicate a compelling vision, and manage and grow a business.

Whether you are a computer engineer, graphics designer, publicist, dancer, pianist, rancher, or aspiring to any other entrepreneurial career, this new minor can help you succeed.

“Most new businesses are not started by business majors. We created this minor to give all TCU students the skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors,” said Ted Legatski, chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the TCU Neeley School of Business. “We want to equip students with the frameworks and tools to be able to start their own business or be innovative and entrepreneurial wherever their career path takes them.” 

Entrepreneurship minors will learn from one of the best programs in the country. The TCU Neeley School of Business is ranked No. 15 Best Undergraduate School for Entrepreneurial Studies by The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine. The TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation excels at providing hands-on opportunities and funding for all TCU students with entrepreneurial visions.

Admission to the minor is limited and competitive. The application process will take place each spring semester. 

You must have completed at least one full semester at TCU with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a TCU cumulative GPA of 3.25; and you must follow the three-step application process outlined below. 

Important Steps and Dates 

STEP 1: ATTEND ONE INFORMATION SESSION. Choose one of the sessions below. You must attend at least one.
February 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m., NEEL 1201
February 21, 2020, Noon, NEEL 1201

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE
Complete and submit the application available at neeley.tcu.edu/EntrepreneurshipDept by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2020.

STEP 3: SEND A RÉSUMÉ
Submit your one-page résumé available at neeley.tcu.edu/EntrepreneurshipDept by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2020.

You must complete all three steps to be considered for the minor. 

Note: Students may not simultaneously pursue a minor in General Business for Non-Business Majors and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor for Non-Business Majors.

Required Courses 12 hours
ECON 10223  Introduction to Microeconomics 
ACCT 20653  Introduction to Accounting
ENTR 30533  Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition (Part 1)
ENTR 40143  New Venture Development (Part 2)

Electives (3-6 credit hours)
ENTR 30303  Entrepreneurial Leadership
ENTR 30543  Entrepreneurial Innovation & Creativity
ENTR 40123  Small Business Management
ENTR 40162  Ventures in Transition 
ENTR 40233  Family Business
ENTR 40243  Raising Entrepreneurial Capital
ENTR 40313  Values-Centered Entrepreneurship
ENTR 40333  Corporate Entrepreneurship
ENTR 40970  Special Problems in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

For more information, contact Dr. Ted Legatski, t.legatski@tcu.edu, or Dr. Stacy Landreth Grau, s.grau@tcu.edu