ATLANTA – Georgia State University has approved a new undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship, the first offered at one of Georgia’s research universities.
The new minor, open to all eligible students at Georgia State, will be administered through the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute initiative at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Beginning this summer semester with a preparatory course for non-Robinson majors, the new undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship will continue and be an option for all undergraduate majors beginning fall 2015. The minor is a five-course sequence aimed at equipping students with the knowledge needed to formulate, refine and test a start-up business.
“In developing this new minor, our goal is to provide substantive, experiential entrepreneurship education to undergraduates through a structured course sequence,” said Richard J. Welke, director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute initiative, who helped lead the effort to establish the new minor at Georgia State. “The knowledge students will gain will be a tremendous advantage regardless of their ultimate career path.”
“Through the minor in entrepreneurship undergraduates from across Georgia State can acquire the fundamental skills to help them create and lead companies and to fully participate in this dynamic sector of local, national and global economies,” added Richard D. Phillips, dean of the Robinson College of Business.
All Georgia State undergraduate students interested in the new minor must apply with an advisor in the Robinson Office of Undergraduate Advisement or the University Student Advisement Center. Students must complete an application to be admitted into the minor, and if eligibility criteria are met, they can begin enrolling in the courses.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.