Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Entrepreneurship Minor

How would you like to never be "unemployed"? The Entrepreneurship minor will prepare you to live your life on the economic frontier, give full expression to your personality and build wealth for yourself and your family.

Why Study It?

Entrepreneurs can recognize business opportunities and know when to seize them. They use creativity, ingenuity and solid business skills to influence investors, raise capital and start their own ventures. They can identify emerging technologies and bring commercially viable ideas to fruition. Entrepreneurship is an an exciting lifestyle as much as a career choice.


Why Study Entrepreneurship Minor at UCCS?

The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

Our Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

Our program focuses on the "entrepreneurial method" and our curriculum and textbooks convey this method.


Potential Entrepreneurship Minor Careers

  • Business Owner
  • Consultant
  • Author
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Venture Capitalist
Sharon Erale-Palmer, College of Business graduate and co-owner of Swirl Wine Bar

Sharon Erale-Palmer graduated from the College of Business and soon landed two valuable internships - one at Morgan Stanley and one at Smith Barney. With her education and solid business experience, she opened Swirl Wine Bar with her husband, also a UCCS College of Business graduate.

"I used what I learned from classes on marketing, research and trends and put it all in my (business) plan.  (When I went for a small business loan) they recognized me as a good business owner. "

Examples of Coursework

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • The Business Plan
Entrepreneurship minor faculty Dr. Tom Duening.

Dr. Tom Duening is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  Dr. Duening has written 13 books on business and entrepreneurship, authored more than 60 conference papers and journal articles, and has started seven businesses.  His most recent book, "The Entrepreneurial Method" was published by Kendall-Hunt in 2012.  His most recent entrepreneurial ventures include an outsourcing firm based in Bangalore, India; a business consulting firm, and an e-learning venture focused on entrepreneurship.

Meet the rest of our Entrepreneurship team.