Aerial shot of Farmer School of Business in the fall. Viewed from above, a brick building surrounded by fall foliage.


Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed across all disciplines. The interdisciplinary minor exposes students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs as well as the principles and concepts associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, and corporate ventures. The program complements majors in all of Miami’s academic divisions and promotes the applications of entrepreneurial concepts in support of each student’s passion, regardless of major. Entrepreneurship courses are for those interested in building a new business, adding value to an existing organization, or learning the skills necessary in the entrepreneurial workforce. Students complete the minor by taking courses as a core curriculum followed by one of four specific tracks: startup, social, corporate and creativity. The minor will provide a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands.

Minor Information

  • 19 credit hours
  • Open to all students.
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • ESP 401 and 461 are Miami Plan Capstones and Business Capstones.
  • ESP 101, 201, 251, 252, and one of 321, 331, 341, or 351 are recommended before ESP 401 or 461.
  • Application required.  Contact Dr. Jim Friedman,, or visit Entrepreneurship minor webpage for more information.
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements


  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 321
  • ESP 331
  • ESP 341
  • ESP 351