Whether you aim to be an entrepreneur or start a non-profit yourself or simply to become more innovative within existing emerging or established companies or non-profit enterprises, students in any major can supplement the major with a creative entrepreneurial mindset and skills that increase your ability to identify opportunities for innovation, to challenge the status quo in any field, and to implement sustainable change.

Lehigh's Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to be accessible to students from all disciplines and emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and creative processes, cross-functional integration, and hands-on experiential practice. The minor leverages the resources and support of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, as well as a broad array of related programs and infrastructure across the university. Not tied to any specific college, the minor is run by a team of faculty from across the university.

We encourage participation by students interested in all types of entrepreneurship, including business and technical entrepreneurship but also not-for-profit contexts aiming for social, cultural and environmental change. Throughout the multi-disciplinary, team-based curriculum, students are encouraged to work either on their own entrepreneurial or non-profit pursuits, projects related to Lehigh University intellectual property, or on ideas brought in by outside entrepreneurs or change advocates.
 

Recommended Tracks

Students may select any set of courses that fulfill the minor requirements. However students are encouraged to consult with the minor director to design a focused track, such as Technology Entrepreneurship, Social & Non-profit Entrepreneurship, Arts Entrepreneurship, Green Entrepreneurship, Health & Biomedical Entrepreneurship, Service-sector Entrepreneurship, or others. The recommended approach for a focused track begins with the introductory ENTP 101 and closes with in-depth hands-on capstone entrepreneurial experiences, sandwiched around a flexible package of courses selected by each student as needed to foster their particular entrepreneurial interests and goals.
 

Requirements

To review the requirements, please visit the course catalog. For more information please contact the Baker Institute.

For more information, contact:

Todd Watkins
Director, Entrepreneurship Minor

Bill Forster
Advisor, Entrepreneurship Minor

Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation

The Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation serves as a hub for entrepreneurial activity at Lehigh by supporting the university's existing nationally recognized cross-disciplinary programs, while creating resources and infrastructure to support the related activities of academic departments and programs across Lehigh's four colleges.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Getzler
Executive Director, Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Lehigh University
11 E. Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015