Otis now offers a NEW minor in Entrepreneurship. Learn to be your own boss, enrich our world, and shape the future of the Creative Economy!
Students who minor in Entrepreneurship will dive deep into the world of start-ups, small businesses, and solo-preneurship within the Creative Economy. This minor will prepare students to form their own studio, office, firm or organization; develop their work, products or services; and market themselves for visibility, recognition, and success.
As part of Otis' Your Creative Future Initiative, the Entrepreneurship Minor is funded in part by the Angelo Donghia Foundation. Students in the innaurgural graduating class of 2021 will participate in paid internships and compete for substaintial start-up funds.
Students who complete the Entrepreneurship Minor will be able to
• Use quantitative and qualitative analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems, and make sound business/entrepreneurial decisions
• Express creative and innovative entrepreneurial pursuits in visual, written and oral forms
• Demonstrate an awareness of the legal, social, ethical and environmental impacts of various art and design business models and practices
• Demonstrate familiarity with different leadership theories and identify their own leadership style, tendencies, and potential areas for growth and improvement
• Participate in and reflect on professional practice training through internships and incubators
The Entrepreneurship minor is open to Communication Arts, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design and Toy Design majors. Because of their major curricular requirements Architecture / Landscape / Interiors majors will only be approved to enroll on a case-by-case basis. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
|ENTR300||* Introduction to Entrepreneurship||2.0|
|LIBS317||* Issues in Entrepreneurship||3.0|
|MATH137||* Money Matters||3.0|
* These courses have no pre-requisites and are open to all students, whether or not they are enrolled in the minor.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Entrepreneurship minor fits into your chosen major:
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Entrepreneurship Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Entrepreneurship Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Entrepreneurship Minor Academic Plan 19-20