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Entrepreneurship Minor | Bachelor of Science Degree

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The CU Denver Business School and the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship​ offers an Entrepreneurship Minor designed to give students the chance to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and acquire the tools to build and be a part of successful start-up businesses. Since entrepreneurship is inherently cross-disciplinary in nature, students pursuing non-business majors can choose to enroll in the program.

Benefits of Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest-growing business segments in the country, which is why the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship is offering an affordable program for students of all disciplines to gain the skills necessary to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures. Students will find many opportunities, including scholarships, mentoring and networking, as well as gain skills that prepare them to start a successful business or become an entrepreneurial asset to an existing company.

Entrepreneurship Minor Courses

To receive the Minor in Entrepreneurship, students must take three of the specified courses and two ENTP electives.

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (ENTP 3000) OR Essentials of Entrepreneurship (ENTP 3200)
  • Small Business Finance and Accounting (ENTP 3230)
  • Preparing a Business Plan (ENTP 3780) OR Business Plan and Model Development (ENTP 3299)
  • ENTP Elective 3000 or higher
  • ENTP Elective 3000 or higher

For full course descriptions, connect to the course catalog.

Enrolling in the Entrepreneurship Minor

A student must take 9 of the 15 hours of required business courses in the minor while in residence at the University of Colorado Denver. If a student has already taken the equivalent of one or more of these courses at another university, other higher-level business courses may be substituted with the approval of the Business School.

To declare the minor in Entrepreneurship, a student must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in the minor area courses to receive the minor.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Engel at

About the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship

Founded in 1996 by Richard and Pamela Bard and later renamed the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship following a transformational gift of $10 million from Jake Jabs, CEO and Founder of American Furniture Warehouse,​ the center has prepared future leaders for success for almost two decades. Over the years, the Jabs Center has grown to host the largest AACSB accredited graduate entrepreneurship program in Colorado with a well-rounded suite of support services, ably supported by Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs. This tremendous resource is now offered to undergraduate students via a major and minor in entrepreneurship.

Visit the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship for more information.​​


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