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Undergraduate Minor

The Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a practical education in how to start a business or how to make innovation a cornerstone of their career paths. The minor is open to all undergraduate students at Northwestern.

The undergraduate minor requires 8 courses, which includes 5 core courses and 3 electives. No more than 3 courses may be double counted toward a student’s major program. Courses with a grade lower than “C-” (C minus) cannot be applied to the minor.

Students must declare the minor at least one year prior to their expected graduation date.

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Core Courses


Electives can be any combination of the following options:

  • Any Farley Center course
  • Coursework related to entrepreneurship from other programs on campus, including BUS_INST, DSGN, and IMC; outside coursework requires prior approval from the Farley Center and must be at the 300-level; please also note that any application of outside coursework to the minor must be in compliance with double-counting rules
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