Business Entrepreneurship (20BEM)


The purpose of the Minor in Entrepreneurship is to engage students in the process of identifying, evaluating, and implementing business opportunities that focus on value creation. This process includes the creation of new ventures, as well as adding value within existing companies through innovation applications. The Minor focuses on embedding students in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Raleigh and beyond. As a result, students who fulfill the requirements for the undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship will develop an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential learning and through their embeddedness in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Minor in Entrepreneurship requires 18 hours of coursework with a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

Course Requirements

  • EC 205 (C- or better) – Fundamentals of Economics * (3 cr)
  • One 200-level ACC course – ACC 200, 210, 220, or 280 (C- or better) (3 cr)
  • MIE 201 – Introduction to Business Processes (3 cr)
  • MIE 310 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr)
  • MIE 410 – Business Opportunity Analysis (3 cr)
  • One course from the following list – MIE 411, 412, 413, 416, 418, 419 (3 cr)

* EC 205 may be replaced by (EC 201 or ARE 201 with C- or better).


  • To declare the minor**, a student must have completed at least 30 hours of coursework (not including courses currently in progress), with at least 15 successfully completed at NC State, and have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Students in the Accounting major may complete the Minor in Business Entrepreneurship; students in the Business Administration major may not complete the Business Entrepreneurship minor.
  • Declaration forms for the Business Administration minor are available online at

**Students with a declared minor will be able to schedule 300 and 400-level minor courses on the last day of the fall semester (for spring courses) and on August 1 (for fall courses), regardless of when the minor is declared. Please see for more information.


Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their Minor coursework to be certified for a minor. Students may not take Minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis. No more than six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward minor requirements. The Office of Undergraduate Programs, 2150 Nelson Hall must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.


Contact Person

Undergraduate Programs Office
Box 8614
2150 Nelson Hall

SIS Code: 20BEM