Entrepreneurship Minor

Lehigh University’s Entrepreneurship Minor is open to all undergraduate students, from any major – including students in the College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Arts and Sciences.

Whether you aim to be an entrepreneur or start a non-profit yourself or simply to become more innovative within existing emerging or established companies or non-profit enterprises, students in any major can supplement the major with a creative entrepreneurial mindset and skills that increase their ability to identify opportunities for innovation, to challenge the status quo in any field, and to implement sustainable change.

Lehigh’s Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to be accessible to students from all disciplines and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, cross-functional integration, and hands-on experiential practice. The minor leverages the resources and support of the university’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, as well as a broad array of related programs and infrastructure across the university. Not tied to any specific college, the minor is run by a team of faculty from across the university.

We encourage participation by students interested in all types of entrepreneurship, including business and technical entrepreneurship but also not-for-profit contexts aiming for social, cultural, and environmental change. Throughout the multidisciplinary, team-based curriculum, students are encouraged to work either on their own entrepreneurial or non-profit pursuits, projects related to Lehigh University intellectual property, or on ideas brought in by outside entrepreneurs or change agents.

Recommended Tracks:
Students may select any set of courses that fulfills the minor requirements. However students are encouraged to consult with the minor director to design a focused track, such as Technology Entrepreneurship, Social & Non-Profit Entrepreneurship, Arts Entrepreneurship, Green Entrepreneurship, Health & Biomedical Entrepreneurship, Service-Sector Entrepreneurship, or others. The recommended approach for a focused track begins with the introductory Entrepreneurship course (ENTP 101) and closes with in-depth hands-on capstone entrepreneurial experiences, sandwiched around a flexible package of courses selected by each student as needed to foster his or her particular entrepreneurial interests and goals. View list of Entrepreneurship courses.

The requirements vary based on what year you’ll be graduating. To review the requirements for your graduation year, click on the links below. For more information, contact Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at inentin@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5626. The Institute is located on Lehigh’s Asa Packer Campus, in Wilbur Annex at 11 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Minor Requirements: Graduating in or before 2014

The minor consists of at least 16 credit hours: ECO 1 plus at least 12 credit hours of ENTP and capstone courses.

Minor Requirements: Graduating in or after 2015

The minor consists of at least 18 credit hours: ECO 1 plus at least 14 credit hours of ENTP and capstone courses.

Our Vision and Promise
When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.