John Cabot University: the Academic Experience

Minor in Entrepreneurship in Italy

This minor is open to all students interested in entrepreneurship and seriously considering working in a start-up or a family business once they graduate, regardless of major. Students wishing to work towards a Minor in entrepreneurship will meet with the Director of the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship who, based on the student's objectives, will recommend four elective courses that, together with the two mandatory ones, will create a logical progression towards defining a targeted entrepreneurial competency; the four elective courses will provide specific business tools and/or insight in the student's field of interest. The student's Advisor will review the recommended program and, if in agreement, shall formally authorize the student's enrolment in the minor (using the minor in entrepreneurship authorization form, downloadable from the internet).


  • BUS 305 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Junior Standing)
  • Four courses with strong entrepreneurial relevance, to be recommended by the Director of the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship and approved by the student's Advisor
  • BUS 410 Strategic Decisions in Entrepreneurship (Prerequisites: Junior standing, BUS 305)

The following is an indicative but by no means exhaustive list of courses that may fulfill the requirements of the minor:

  • AH 271 Curating Museums and Galleries;
  • BUS 335 International Entrepreneurship;
  • BUS 360 Social Networks and Media Management;
  • BUS 399 Innovation and Information Systems;
  • CS 110 Microcomputer Applications;
  • CS 130 Web Design;
  • CS 131 Web Design II;
  • CS 281/381 Independent Study;
  • FIN 381 Entrepreneurial Finance;
  • LAW/PL 220 Intellectual Property Theory and Law; 
  • LAW 323 International Business Law;
  • LAW 341 Fundamentals of Italian Legal Practice;
  • MKT 304 New Product Management;
  • MKT 340 E-Marketing;
  • Internship in a start-up or early stage company;
  • Independent Study in an entrepreneurship-related field.

General Requirements for All Minors

1. No more than one grade of lower than a C- will be accepted in courses applying to the minor.

2. In the case of multiple minors, no course may apply to more than one minor.

3. No more than two courses may apply to both the major and the minor.

4. At least four courses must be taken in residence at John Cabot.

5. Requirements for the minor must be completed by the time of graduation.