With an entrepreneurial mindset, you can think critically, propel innovation and work through obstacles.

Amplify your studies in any field and position yourself for success across industries with a minor in entrepreneurship. 

Why consider a minor in entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship brings technical breakthroughs from laboratories to market. It provides a mechanism to realize social innovations, and it creates economic impact that fuels community growth and sustainability.

In today's rapidly changing world, the ability to adapt to change and seize new opportunities is more important than ever. By studying entrepreneurship, you will:

  • Learn the underlying principles of starting a business
  • Improve your decision-making capabilities
  • Understand how to avoid common startup pitfalls 
  • Gain communication skills to pitch your ideas more effectively
  • Develop an ability to validate new product markets
  • Create business models to deliver products to customers
  • Be ready to deliver economic growth and employment opportunities to your community


To apply to the entrepreneurship minor program, you must be a matriculated UB student in good academic standing who has completed at least 30 credit hours and has a 2.5 or higher UB GPA. Accounting and Information Technology & Management students may apply for the entrepreneurship minor. If you are a business administration major (or in any combined business degree program), you may not apply to the minor, but may wish to explore the entrepreneurship concentration with your advisor. 

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for fall admission with rolling admissions after April 1
  • October 1 for spring admission with rolling admissions after October 1

Required Courses to be completed at UB*

  • MGG 150 Business and Society
  • MGO 230 Creativity and Leadership Development for Entrepreneurs
  • MGO 330 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • MGO 463 The Entrepreneurship Lab

You must also take two of the following electives, based on availability, plus any required prerequisite course:

  • MGO 303 Supply Chain Management OR MGO 304 Service Operations Management (both require MGQ 201 as a prerequisite)
  • MGO 363 Finance for Entrepreneurs 
  • MGO 439 Sustainable Operations Management (requires MGO 302)
  • MGO 364 Fundamentals of Project Management
  • MGO 365 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • MGS 426 Technology Consulting for Social Impact

*All 200-level or 300-level MG courses for the minor must be completed at UB