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Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Why Study Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

The next big thing

Have a great idea for a product or service? Clark University is a good place to learn how to bring it to fruition — Forbes magazine ranked us #16 on its list of the Most Entrepreneurial Universities. Here at Clark we know that entrepreneurship means more than just starting a business — it’s a way of thinking and acting that lets you turn your eureka moment into a viable venture.

As a student in the innovation and entrepreneurship minor,  which is offered through our AACSB-accredited Graduate School of Management, you’ll learn how to identify opportunities, develop your ideas, and then turn those ideas into reality. Our faculty — entrepreneurs and business practitioners — will introduce you to forward-thinking, socially responsible business practices. You’ll hone a range of skills you need to make your idea a success: creativity, critical thinking, resourcefulness, resiliency, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving. And you’ll have an opportunity to win funding for your idea through our annual U-reka! Big Idea Challenge.

The innovation and entrepreneurship minor is an excellent complement to any major, since developing an entrepreneurial mindset is valuable in a competitive, global marketplace that demands innovative thinkers and creative problem-solvers. It’s an especially good fit for students who want to apply to Clark’s accelerated fifth-year-free M.B.A.

Minimum number of courses to complete this minor: 6


Experiential Learning

As a complement to this minor, you can engage in a variety of related experiential learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad, and research.


A foundation in innovation and entrepreneurship is an asset to those seeking careers in a wide range of industries that require the ability to identify and capitalize on trends in consumer needs and behavior.