Entrepreneurship, Minor

Program Description

(for Business and Nonbusiness Majors)

This minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their major with applied course work in the field of entrepreneurship and who would like to explore the possibilities of starting their own business. Only 6 semester hours counted towards a major (including classes in the Business core) may be applied to a minor or certificate. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. For additional information, contact the academic advisor in the College of Business.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
MGMT 3370Entrepreneurship, Creativity, & Innovation3
MKTG 3325Entrepreneurial Marketing3
Entrepreneurship Electives6
Social Entrepreneurship
Small and Family Business
New Venture Creation
College of Business Electives6
Introduction to Business
International Business
Personal Finance
Total Hours18


Business majors may not take BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business (3 sch) for credit towards the minor.


BUSI 0010  Orientation to Online Learning  
0 Semester Credit Hours  

This non-credit, no-cost, self-paced web-based course introduces new online MBA and new online Master of Accountancy students to successful online learning practices and the Canvas Learn environment.

BUSI 0011  COB Orientation  
0 Semester Credit Hours  

This non-credit, web-based course provides students with an overview of the College of Business and College and University services specifically intended to support business majors. An emphasis is placed on the ethical standards expected of students in completing their degree coursework. The course is intended for undergraduate students during their first semester as a College of Business major. Students will complete an online test within this course to meet a requirement for graduation.

BUSI 1301  Introduction to Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.

BUSI 2398  Internship in Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

This course is a supervised part-time, off-campus training in business. Professional development activities are required. Student must meet COB internship requirements.

BUSI 4310  International Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An understanding of international business including its importance in today's world, the evolution of international institutions and the monetary system, the differences and similarities among nations and cultures, and the special characteristics of the business functions in a global setting.