Enhance Your Degree With An Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor program at UW gives students the opportunity to hone their business acumen and put ideas to the test.

Here at UW, we believe the best way to learn is by doing. So, entrepreneurship minor students get to do just that. By working with local businesses, developing their own business concepts, and presenting in class – students leave the program with real management experience. And, in many cases, a thriving startup.

About Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor is an exciting addition to any degree. The program allows students to work with local businesses and develop business concepts in cross-functional teams. Additionally, students are given networking opportunities and encouraged to enter the John P. Ellbogen $50k Entrepreneurship Competition to win funding for their startup.

However, the program isn’t solely about learning to start a business. It’s about developing an entrepreneurial mindset and well-rounded business knowledge. To enhance any career path you choose.

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The entrepreneurship minor is for non College of Business majors only.

College of Business students who wish to pursue an entrepreneurship degree are encouraged to take entrepreneurship classes or major in entrepreneurship.

Please note that all courses in the entrepreneurship minor require a minimum grade of C.

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What Can You Do with an Entrepreneurship Minor?

An entrepreneurial mindset can be applied to any career path. However, many of our graduates become business owners and leaders in their respective fields. 

Entrepreneurship Careers

  • Business Owner
  • CEO
  • Corporate Sales
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Sales Representative
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Wholesale & Manufacturing
  • Business Consulting
  • Retail Sales Representative
  • Recruiter
  • Healthcare Business



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Where UW Entrepreneurship Grads Are Making a Difference

  • Amazon
  • Meadowlark Solutions
  • Frog Creek Partners
  • Ordinal Inc.
  • Asay Customs
  • ARG Associates
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Entrepreneurship Minor Highlights

The University of Wyoming College of Business Entrepreneurship Program recently won the Model Emerging Program Award at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference. As part of the minor program, students enjoy the same rigorous coursework, research opportunities and hands-on experience as all entrepreneurship students.  

Outstanding Faculty

The entrepreneurship faculty at UW are leaders in their fields, accomplished business owners, and care deeply about supporting students. Interested students can additionally work on research projects with faculty members.

Learn more about some of our entrepreneurship faculty members.

Networking Opportunities

UW’s entrepreneurship program sets students up for success by providing networking opportunities and community events throughout the school year. One such event is the Women Entrepreneurship Week Founding Stories Gathering. In this annual event, female founders tell their stories and connect with UW’s Women in Business student organization.

Experiential Learning

Entrepreneurship students get access to on-campus makerspaces to learn new skills and use communal equipment to bring their ideas to life! UW entrepreneurship classes also give students hands-on experience. Students will develop their own business concepts and work with local businesses throughout their coursework.

Startup Launching Point

The annual John P. Ellbogen $50k Entrepreneurship Competition gives students the opportunity to win funding for their startup. Notable winners include:

2004:  Table Mountain Winery
2011:  Bright Agrotech, acquired by Plenty in 2017
2020:  Build Mothers, Build the World
2022:  UplinkRobotics, LLC
2023:  BAST Manufacturing

Being a non-business major, I had an awesome experience within the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. I want to start my own chiropractic clinic someday and I feel that I was given a solid foundation in business and entrepreneurship to build upon in the future. I am a more well-rounded student and person because of the College of Business at UW. Declaring a minor in entrepreneurship at the University of Wyoming was one of the best decisions I made during my time in Laramie. I am a health sciences major and I didn’t know much of anything about business before beginning my minor coursework. I feel that I made huge advancements with my knowledge in business with only just a minor. I feel ready to build upon the foundation I have going forward in healthcare and business.

- Hannah Schoup
Class of 2023

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