Millersville University’s new interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship has been approved by the Council of Trustees and will be the only minor of its kind in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, established in 2009, laid the groundwork for the creation of this new minor, which will allow students in any major to bring an entrepreneurial prospective to their specific area of study.
Students will learn to identify resources and tools to translate opportunities into sustainable solutions, formulate business plans and develop ethical orientations to build informed decisions, strategies and relationships. The entrepreneurship minor will require students to complete a minimum of 18 credits, which includes an introductory seminar on entrepreneurial thinking, two core courses, a practicum and a capstone course on business skills for entrepreneurs.
“Students enrolled in the minor will be receiving a one-of-a-kind education, as the minor does not duplicate course offerings at any other university within 50 miles of Millersville University,” explained Dr. Diane Umble, interim dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
While the minor will be housed in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the participating departments that will offer courses include art and design, business administration, chemistry, communication and theatre, computer science, economics, English, music and women’s studies.
The entrepreneurship minor will help drive the University’s commitment to “create, innovate and engage”; to connect education to life beyond campus and to meet the economic needs of the region, the Commonwealth and the nation.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at 717-872-3553.