Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

Calling All Thinkers, Doers, Makers, Creators, Performers, & Builders!

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) minor enables students pursuing any undergraduate major from all BU schools and colleges to develop their ideas, regardless of their field of expertise, and create tangible economic or social impact.

This minor is not just for those who want to “launch a startup” but for students who want to learn how to be more entrepreneurial in all aspects of their lives. The minor teaches students a set of life skills including identifying unmet needs and new opportunities, leading creativity and ideation, collaboration, prototyping, and testing which can prepare students for careers in many domains.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor Interest Form


Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements: 5 Courses 

Required (1 course, 4 credits)

Electives (4 courses, 16 credits)

To ensure that all students declaring this minor have equal exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship skills, students will be required to take four electives drawing from three areas.

  1. Entrepreneurship—must pick 1 and up to 3
    These courses teach students how to identify and scope a viable idea or concept that addresses a genuine need and obtain resources to responsibly nurture, support, and grow its development. All students must pick one entrepreneurship course.

  2. Creating Impact: Domains of Interest—can pick 0, 1, 2, or up to 3
    These courses teach students in-depth knowledge of a subject domain where students aim to apply their idea to achieve impact (e.g., social innovation, arts, environment, global development).

  3. Innovator’s Toolkit—can pick 0, 1, 2, or up to 3 (can pick no more than 1 in Communication)
    These courses teach students the skills needed to execute on their idea by researching, managing, developing, leading, communicating, and technically or legally launching their idea into the world.

See the full list of elective offerings in the drop-down menu.


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