Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation to all undergraduate students at Bradley University. The Bradley University business community defines entrepreneurship and innovation as:

Entrepreneurship: the process of discovery, evaluation and pursuit of opportunities

Innovation: the successful introduction of new products or practices into the market, and the successful implementation of novel ideas into practice

Is the minor in entrepreneurship and innovation for me?

Yes! An entrepreneurship curriculum is useful for students in all career fields. Students who would find the minor helpful include:

  • Fine arts and liberal arts students interested in self-employment or freelancing
  • Science, health science, and engineering students intending to work for innovative companies
  • Students who are concerned about social or environmental issues, and are looking for new ways to make a difference in their communities
  • Those pursuing careers as accountants, lawyers, and doctors, who may start their own practice or have entrepreneurial clients
  • Any student interested in learning the language of entrepreneurship 

How will the minor in entrepreneurship and innovation help my career?

Employers seek graduates with enhanced skills in opportunity recognition, problem solving, execution intelligence and creativity. Additionally, many graduates pursue careers as freelancers, relying on their knowledge of entrepreneurial skills to complete projects as they work for themselves. The minor equips you with the right tools to be ready for the workforce.

What careers can I pursue with an entrepreneurship education?

You can pursue careers in a variety of settings, including:

  • Launching high growth entrepreneurial ventures, or smaller, lifestyle firms
  • Taking over a family business
  • Working in a start-up venture
  • Working as a project manager for an innovative firm
  • Providing professional services to entrepreneurs (accountants, lawyers, consultants)
  • Participating as a member of a new product design team
  • Getting involved in any job that requires a creative thinker and problem solver

How To Sign Up

To receive academic advising or to declare the minor, please contact Dr. Jane Talkington, Director of Curricular Programs at: jatalkington@bradley.edu.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 305: Technical Writing - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 306: Business Communication - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 280: Entrepreneurial Creativity - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 381: Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students - 3 hrs.
    or ENT 382: Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.

Approved Elective Courses - 6 hrs.

  • BLW 347: Law and the Entrepreneur
  • BUS 361: Collaboration in Organizations
  • BUS 362: Innovation in Organizations
  • CFA 101-02: Arts and Ideas Seminar
  • CFA 201: The Entrepreneurial Mindset in CFA
  • COM 394: Communication and Conflict Management
  • ENT 281: The Entrepreneurial Career
  • ENT 383: Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
  • ENT 385: Technology Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 386: Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 488: Internship in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 489: Independent Studies
  • FCS 170: Hospitality Leadership I
  • FCS 270: Special Event Planning
  • IM 450: Intellectual Property Law and New Media
  • MUS 101: Introduction to Music Business
  • MUS 304: Music Licensing and Contracts
  • SEI 200 and/or SEI 300: Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • SEI 210 and/or SEI 310: Practicum in Entrepreneurship
  • THE 223: Theatrical Producing
  • Additional courses designated by the Turner School