Whether you aim to be an entrepreneur or start a non-profit yourself or simply to become more innovative within existing emerging or established companies or non-profit enterprises, students in any major can supplement the major with a creative entrepreneurial mindset and skills that increase your ability to identify opportunities for innovation, to challenge the status quo in any field, and to implement sustainable change.
Lehigh's Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to be accessible to students from all disciplines and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, cross-functional integration, and hands-on experiential practice. The minor leverages the resources and support of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, as well as a broad array of related programs and infrastructure across the university.
We encourage participation by students interested in all types of entrepreneurship, including business and technical entrepreneurship but also not-for-profit contexts aiming for social, cultural and environmental change. Throughout the multi-disciplinary, team-based curriculum, students are encouraged to work either on their own entrepreneurial or non-profit pursuits, projects related to Lehigh University intellectual property, or on ideas brought in by outside entrepreneurs or change advocates.
Select at least 6 credit hours in other ENTP courses2 [6 credits]
Select at least one (minimum 3 credit hours) of the following experiential Capstone courses:3 [3 credits]
Total Credits: 12
1 ECO 001 Principles of Economics (4 credit hours) must be completed prior to enrolling in the minor. Students may enroll in ENTP 101 without ECO 001, but may not sign up for the minor until completing ECO 001.
2 Or alternatives approved by the minor director in consultation with the student.
3 Or alternatives approved by the minor director.
Students must complete the minor with an average GPA of at least 2.0 in those courses to qualify.
Only one course may overlap with the student's major. Students pursuing multiple majors cannot overlap more than one course, regardless of the number of majors declared.
Courses taught and/or cross-listed in the College of Business do not count as non-business courses. Additionally, ENTP 315 and ENTP 371 do not count as non-business courses.
*The content in this section is from the Lehigh University course catalog. To review more detail about the requirements, please visit the course catalog.
For more information, contact:
Director, Entrepreneurship Minor
The Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation serves as a hub for entrepreneurial activity at Lehigh by supporting the university's existing nationally recognized cross-disciplinary programs, while creating resources and infrastructure to support the related activities of academic departments and programs across Lehigh's four colleges.