Entrepreneurship courses at Penn State are designed based upon the principle of experiential learning. Students work on exercises and are put in situations in which they can develop skills that include leadership, teamwork, and creativity. If successful in your course work, you will be proficient at solving difficult real-world business-oriented problems and will understand the fundamental issues related to starting a new business.  

The intercollege minor in entrepreneurship and innovation (ENTI) minor requires you to take three core courses:

The TBE cluster requires you to take three additional courses:

  • ENGR 407: Technology-Based Entrepreneurship
  • ENGR 411: Entrepreneurship Business Basics
  • ENGR 415: Technology Launch for Entrepreneurs


To apply to the (ENTI) minor:

  • Go to LionPATH, click on Students, and log in
  • Click on Major/Minor, and select Minor Declaration
  • Under the semester pull-down, pick the semester you will start the Minor. This semester must be when you are 5th-semester standing or higher, or you are in a major
  • Select the ENTI Minor

Additional Information

Please take a look at the ENTI website for additional information about entrepreneurship programs at Penn State.



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