Whatever your major, you've got one-of-a-kind talent and fresh ideas. Why not turn them into a thriving business that's as unique as you are?
Quincy University's minor in Entrepreneurship provides the kind of broad-based understanding of running a small business that helps anyone turn dreams into working enterprises. Both Business and non-Business majors have strengthened their degrees through this 18-credit hour curriculum designed to promote your creativity and help you to capitalize on innovation through sound management practices. You'll learn how to evaluate, grow, and sustain ideas while networking with business leaders and discovering community programs available to assist entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneurship curriculum includes a wide-ranging introduction to smart planning in the competitive contemporary marketplace. You'll also complete in-depth studies of entrepreneurship financials, marketing, creativity, and innovation, and business plan development. Whether you plan to start your own firm or simply stand out in the job market, this minor will give you a fast start.
Our faculty members have been recognized as fellows of the Coleman Foundation, receiving advanced training in entrepreneurial techniques and sponsoring student projects on campus. These experienced professionals provide you with quick feedback as you put your learning to the test in the marketplace.
Quincy sponsors a chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), the premier international student entrepreneurship network. The mission of CEO—to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation—is carried out through campus activities and participation in annual conferences. You'll also have the chance to join QU students and faculty in attending the annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) conference. At SEA, performances, firsthand guidance, and networking with peers and seasoned professionals put you in the center of the action. Other business student organizations include:
- Institute for Management Accountants (IMA), which is affiliated with the national IMA organization and promotes the leadership and teamwork of accounting and finance professionals
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), which promotes free enterprise practices through community involvement