Undergraduate Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

The minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides extensive academic and practical training for students to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies).

 

The program provides students with knowledge and practical experience on certain core topics on the process of innovation and entrepreneurship, i.e., planning a new venture, lean startup methodology, venture capital, private equity, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to apply the associated business skills in the Business Plan Competition and in internships.

 

Students will be eligible to apply for the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship if they have completed Management 1 with a grade no lower than “C” (2.0) and will have junior status upon entry. Elective offerings in the minor may have additional prerequisites. Please be advised that completion of the prerequisite course does not guarantee admission into the minor; space is very limited. Admission is on a competitive basis and students must submit an application, transcripts, and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Interested students are encouraged to obtain further information from the Undergraduate Programs Office, SB2 Suite 202.

 

Requirements for the Undergraduate Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

Please refer to the UC Irvine Catalogue.

Students will be eligible to apply for the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship if they have completed Management 1 with a grade no lower than “C” (2.0) and will have junior status upon entry. Elective offerings in the minor may have additional prerequisites. Please be advised that completion of the prerequisite course does not guarantee admission into the minor; space is very limited. Admission is on a competitive basis and students must submit an application, transcripts, and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

When should I apply?

Students should apply in the quarter that they plan to complete the program prerequisite requirement. Please be advised that applications are processed ONCE per quarter. The application deadline is Friday of the 6th week of the quarter (at 5:00 p.m.).

When will I be notified?

Applicants that meet the deadline are notified of their admission status via email by the end of the quarter.

 

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