Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute

Undergraduate Programs


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Major

The entrepreneurship major offered by Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management integrates entrepreneurship theory and practice in an interdisciplinary approach to develop an understanding of the creation and management of an entrepreneurial business. The entrepreneurship major prepares students to start a business, be a productive member of an entrepreneurial business, assume responsibilities in a family business or become an effective manager in a growing business. Theory, cases and guest speakers are used to study innovation, idea generation, venture financing, financial analysis, market research, industry analysis, and strategic planning.

If you are a student within Temple University and would like to switch to a Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Major please visit the Center for Undergraduate Advising’s website.



Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Minor

Entrepreneurship Minor offered by Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management integrates entrepreneurship theory and practice in an interdisciplinary approach to develop an understanding of the creation and management of an entrepreneurial business. The entrepreneurship minor prepares students to start a business, be a productive member of an entrepreneurial business, assume responsibilities in a family business or become an effective manager in a growing business. Theory, cases and guest speakers are used to study innovation, idea generation, venture financing, financial analysis, market research, industry analysis and strategic planning. Entrepreneurship minors create an idea for a new business, assess its feasibility, and develop a business plan. Students intern with Temple University’s Small Business Development Center, a startup business, entrepreneurial business, family owned business, or a high-growth business. Entrepreneurship minors are expected to be active members in the Entrepreneurial Student Association (ESA) — an organization which offers students the opportunity to develop their skills, brainstorm with peers, build their network of business contacts, and learn from guest speakers.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Undergraduate Certificate

Have you ever wondered about owning your own company? Thought about freelancing in your respective field? Wondered if some technology you have been working with might be worth millions (or might help you win $100k+ in the BYOBB)? Or maybe you would just like to work in the creative, dynamic environment that is found in entrepreneurial companies.

Interest in entrepreneurship across the university, from students in all departments, is at an all time high. The downturn in the economy has left many people wondering if owning their own business may be a more viable and stable career path in these turbulent times. In addition, since start-ups are the major engine for growth and new jobs in this economy, having experience with entrepreneurship is valuable for any individuals that will work in one of these high-growth firms.

Having an Entrepreneurship certificate on your transcript is an indicator that you are a proactive, self-starter who can creatively solve problems, and who knows how to turn your ideas into reality. Even if you plan to work in a well established company, having this business school certificate shows that you are able to go beyond your functional expertise and innovate when it counts. Companies are looking for what they call “T-shaped” employees for entry level and managerial positions. These are individuals that have deep experience in a relevant technical field as well as broad understanding of the business environment that allows them to approach issues from a strategic, outside-the-box, boundary spanning perspective. This is part of what we hope to convey in our certificate program.