What You Can Do with
a Minor in Entrepreneurship
ENTREPRENEURSHIP students prove themselves to be among the
"movers and shakers" of the EIU campus. They are determined,
self-motivated, and think "outside the box." They are completing a
rigorous curriculum that allows them to enter into a variety of
different professional careers, all of which are characterized by a
drive for unparalleled success:
Start & Grow your Own Business
The EIU ENTREPRENEURSHIP Minor provides students with the necessary skill set to conceptualize a start-up venture. Being able to apply for initial funding, our students can develop a promising business idea into a successful, sustainable and growth-oriented venture.
Assume Leadership in an Existing Enterprise
Our ENTREPRENEURSHIP students have assembled the expertise to become valued leaders in existing businesses. Their innovative, broad-based thinking allows them to take on managerial responsibility and lead an existing company to success.
Take Over a Family Business
Many of our students come from a family-business background. The experience in the ENTREPRENEURSHIP Minor prepares them to grow into contributing members of their family business, with the long-term goal to become successors of the current family owners.
Develop an Internet Start-Up
web-based environment, our ENTREPRENEURSHIP students are well prepared
to take on the challenges that stem from a turbulent decade for internet
start-ups. Whether it is a website that supports a "brick-and-mortar"
operation, or a full-blown, web-only presence, our students are
well-versed in the development of an e-commerce business.