Undergraduate students interested in starting a new business or working for an entrepreneurial company have the opportunity to earn an entrepreneurship major, minor or certificate. Entrepreneurship courses can also be taken as elective classes that can be applied to various CU Denver degree programs. For specific course and program information, make an appointment with or email Assistant Director Sarah Engel.
Business Administration – Entrepreneurship Major
A major in entrepreneurship sharpens business skills and focuses on business concepts that actually work in the real-world. Business administration students will be able to apply the skills they learn about running a business to their chosen profession in both startup and corporate settings. In addition to classroom fundamentals, students will find a strong experiential component, including speaker events featuring local entrepreneurs, networking nights and mentorship opportunities.
Entrepreneurship is inherently cross-disciplinary in nature and can be paired with a variety of degrees and interests. Students pursuing non-business majors can choose a minor in entrepreneurship to strengthen their business skills. The minor requires five courses that specifically have been designed to provide the fundamental business and experiential knowledge to prospective entrepreneurs, no matter their discipline.
The Jake Jabs Center offers an affordable undergraduate certificate program in one of the fastest growing business segments in the country — innovation and entrepreneurship. This three-course undergraduate certificate is intended for non-degree students who want to expand their business knowledge and give themselves a competitive advantage when they enter the work force. Students with a high school diploma can also enroll in the certificate program.
Students do not need to be accepted to the CU Denver Business School to earn this certificate, but must register as non-degree students. There are also no GPA requirements or prerequisites. Credit hours earned as a part of the certificate count toward your undergraduate degree, should you choose to pursue one with the Business School.