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Do you want to bring your innovative ideas to life or start your own venture? Or maybe you want to be part of an organization that thrives on groundbreaking concepts.

The entrepreneurship minor at BGSU's Schmidthorst College of Business can help you turn your passion into a reality. 

The entrepreneurship minor isn’t just for business students. It’s open to everyone, regardless of your major. More than 600 BGSU students take entrepreneurship courses every year.

The minor provides a solid foundation in entrepreneurial thinking and action. It exposes you to everything from for-profit and social enterprises to nonprofit and corporate intrapreneurship. 

Why minor in entrepreneurship at BGSU in Ohio?

  • Premier entrepreneurship program. The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 
  • Scholarships. We offer scholarships specifically to students who minor in entrepreneurship.
  • Connections to industry leaders. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.
  • Experiential learning. Explore your entrepreneurial idea through a semester-long course with mentoring support. Then pitch to investors in the nationally streamed Hatch program, our local version of Shark Tank.
  • Business incubation program. Thanks to funds donated by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. Share ideas, make connections and build a community with entrepreneurial peers.

Ranked among the top business schools in the U.S. for student experience

Poets&Quants, 2023

Career – what can you do with an entrepreneurship minor?

Having a minor in entrepreneurship gives you an entrepreneurial mindset that is valuable in many careers. Employers value entrepreneurial thinking and skills such as:

  • Innovative and creative problem solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Communication
  • Financial management
  • Market research
  • Project management


Our courses teach you to:

  • Conceive ideas
  • Recognize opportunities
  • Develop products or services and create value for the customer and our community
  • Explore innovation in established companies to develop new products or services to increase revenue and market share

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Real Estate For Entrepreneurs
  • Women and Social Entrepreneurs, Nonprofit and Corporate Responsibility
  • Innovation and Disruption
  • Venture Creation for Entrepreneurs

One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible

Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations

The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized Business
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Updated: 12/13/2023 03:04PM