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The Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation (ENTI) major empowers students by providing them with knowledge, skills, personal capacities, connections, and access to resources needed to create, deliver, and capture value from new ideas. ENTI majors learn how to recognize opportunity, generate ideas, design and validate innovative business models, make evidence-based decisions, influence and lead others, and solve complex problems. Through firsthand experiences gained from the program, ENTI student are well positioned to launch startups, drive innovation for established companies, and develop sustainable solutions to societal problems.
Major requirements include the completion of an immersive, experiential learning capstone and 15 credits in a well-defined area of study. Freshman admission into the major is limited and internal transfer is competitive, requiring seat availability, an interview, demonstrated interest, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students who wish to change their major to Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation must complete an application form, which is available at www.udel.edu/horn. Applications for internal transfer are considered on a rolling basis; however, students are encouraged to submit applications by the end of the third week of the fall or spring semester. Preference will be given to students who have completed ENTR 350 or ENTR 351 prior to applying for admission into the major.
Horn Entrepreneurship’s minor in Entrepreneurial Studies (E-studies) is designed for students who want to enhance their academic area of study with creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship education. This minor prepares students to launch a startup, work in a startup and drive innovation in an established company. The E-studies minor emphasizes experiential learning and provides students with firsthand experience in developing innovative ideas and putting them into action.
The minor in Social Entrepreneurship is ideal for students who want to address societal or environment problems relevant to their major field of study. Students learn how to apply techniques used by startup companies to develop creative and sustainable solutions. This minor prepares students to launch social ventures, including community service projects, nonprofit initiatives and mission-driven businesses.
Both minors are open to all undergraduate students. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to apply at any time. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or the director’s permission is required for consideration. Admission will be based on the availability of seats and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to students who have completed ENTR 350 or ENTR 351 prior to requesting to add the minor.
For more information about the ENTI major, E-Studies or Social Entrepreneurship minor and other entrepreneurship programs, please visit: http://www.udel.edu/horn.