Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship Minor

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Turn your education into a business!

Our Entrepreneurship minor is designed to meet the needs of all Drake students who have been bitten by that entrepreneurial, I-want-to-put-my-mark-on-the-world bug! The minor is designed to take you through the process of starting and running your own business.

This minor is essential for any student who wishes to turn their undergraduate education into a business — a psychology student who wishes to start their own counseling practice; a kinesiology student who wishes to open their own gym; or a finance student who wishes to create a personal finance consultancy. Additionally, because students learn how to obtain seed money, how to run finances, how to market and fundraise, and more, the Entrepreneurship minor is useful to students who wish to start their own non-profit organization.

Be an entrepreneur, make a difference, and let our Entrepreneurship minor help you get there!


You will gain skills from a combination of classroom instruction, and hands-on learning.

The classwork of our Entrepreneurship program consists of a sequence of three entrepreneurship courses, plus an additional course in marketing. These classes are designed to teach you the basics of setting up and running a business.

The hands-on learning component of our Entrepreneurship program involves opportunities to pitch your own business ideas to venture capitalists, obtain a mentor who would provide personal guidance and help nurture your entrepreneurial project, and participate in internships with our very own Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Human-Centered Design, and more.


We love talking about the great things happening at Drake, but nothing beats a visit to campus. Let us know you're coming, and we'll arrange for you to meet professors, sit in on a class, or just hang out with current students.


Dr. Radostina (Ina) Purvanova
Chair, Department of Management and Organizational Leadership

Mr. Bill Adamowski
Director, Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Human-Centered Design

Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Department Website