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The interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship is designed to cultivate, coordinate, and integrate Trinity's diverse resources for the development and application of creative entrepreneurial behavior and achievement. The minor builds on the overlap of three clusters of programs including art and humanities, science and engineering, and business and social sciences.

The minor, requiring 21 semester hours of coursework, provides students an interdisciplinary approach to the process of creativity and entrepreneurship. This minor focuses on the process of creativity, opportunity identification and evaluation, design and innovation, financing, strategy, marketing, and new venture development.

This program offers an opportunity for students to form multidisciplinary entrepreneurship project teams (E-Teams) for transforming creative ideas into practical realities, and to interact with alumni entrepreneurs.

Courses

Core Courses

From this list select 12 hours of coursework, including the specified section of GNED 1300 or GNED 2340 and ENTR 3340, 3341, and 4193

GNED 1300 - First Year Seminar: Creativity and Entrepreneurial Behavior
An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on various themes, required of all first-year students.

ENTR 2111 and ENTR 2112 - Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
This course focuses on the process of recognizing entrepreneurial opportunities. 
Optional 3rd semester of 2113 as a peer tutor. 

GNED 2340 - Creative Thinking and the Artistic Process
This course encourages students to synthesize a theoretical and experiential approach to the creative process as studied through the visual arts, music, creative writing, and theatre.

ENTR 3-90 - Directed Studies - Junior Level
Independent study under faculty supervision with emphasis on the latest developments in entrepreneurship and preparation of the E-Team projects.

ENTR 3340 - Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on the process of innovation and design for entrepreneurial venture development.

ENTR 3341 - Entrepreneurial Planning and Strategies
The course focuses on entrepreneurial planning and strategies with emphasis on the areas of financing, management, and marketing.

ENTR 4-90 - Directed Studies - Senior Level
Independent study under faculty supervision with emphasis on completing the major project of the entrepreneurship program.

ENTR 4193 - Capstone - E-Team Project
This is the capstone course for students in the entrepreneurship program in which all elements of the program are tied together.

Elective Courses

Along with members of the advisory committee, students will select three elective courses that meet the following criteria:

  • The specific courses selected should encourage students to develop essential skills for their entrepreneurial development or lead students to investigate broader areas of social concerns.
  • The courses must be approved by the advisory committee of the minor.

Faculty

  • Richard V. Butler, Ph.D., professor, economics
  • Luis Martinez, Ph.D., director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Mahbub Uddin, PhD., professor, engineering science, chair
  • Daniel T. Walz, Ph.D., professor, business administration

Start a company over the course of 3 days.

Trinity entrepreneurs participate in San Antonio's annual 3 Day Startup, where 40 students and young professionals with a wide range of backgrounds come together to brainstorm software startup company ideas and build momentum to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

Learn more at 3 Day Startup San Antonio→

E-club

The Entrepreneurship Club at Trinity University develops and enhances creativity and entrepreneurial behavior, brings together entrepreneurial-minded students, engages in entrepreneurial activities.

Contact lmartin6 [at] trinity.edu (Luis Martinez) at 210-999-8248 for more information.

Minor Description: 

The interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship is designed to cultivate, coordinate, and integrate Trinity's diverse resources for the development and application of creative entrepreneurial behavior and achievement. The minor builds on the overlap of three clusters of programs including art and humanities, science and engineering, and business and social sciences.