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Unlock Your Potential with MIE 209 and MIE 309 General Education Courses

2 Students work in the Entrepreneurship Clinic on Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Integrate Entrepreneurship into Your Academic Journey

Entrepreneurship classes designed specifically for non-business majors are now available from the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. MIE 209: Survey of Entrepreneurship and MIE 309: Entrepreneurship Skills for Non-Majors are now offered as general education credit starting in Fall 2024.

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting businesses. Entrepreneurship is learning to think about how to create value and that is useful in whatever career students choose. Employees in a large corporate firm or small boutique startup benefit from skills that help them identify ways to create value, explore how to do it and then make it happen.

MIE 209: Survey of Entrepreneurship 

The course introduces non-Poole College students to entrepreneurship, both its history and contemporary applications. This course will provide a base upon which students can become informed about the competencies that entrepreneurs need to develop, how entrepreneurs approach identifying, exploring, and implementing ideas, as well as the career path of entrepreneurs both pre- and post-graduation. MIE 209 can count toward your degree requirements as a social science general education class.

MIE 309: Entrepreneurship Skills for Non-Majors

The course introduces non-Poole College students to the contemporary entrepreneurship world, including essential entrepreneurship skills, principles of marketing, accounting, economics, finance, market research, opportunity identification and exploration, and opportunity implementation. This course will provide foundational concepts in the above areas and will help students to develop needed skills related to budgeting and finance, applications of technology, effective communications, leadership and teamwork and risk assessment. MIE 309 can count toward your degree requirements as an interdisciplinary social science general education class.

Students should consult their advisor to determine if MIE 209 and MIE 309 can count towards their degree requirements.

Equipping Students for Career Excellence

Unlocking the entrepreneurial mindset enables students for a lifetime of success in any industry.

Targeting both lower division students seeking to integrate these courses into their plans of study and more senior students looking to enhance their career prospects, MIE 209 and 309 present a unique opportunity to prepare for the evolving demands of the job market.

In today’s competitive landscape, creativity is essential. According to a Forbes report, 70% of employers prioritize creative thinking, recognizing its role in driving innovation and value creation. MIE 209 and 309 are tailored to nurture this essential skill, guiding students to think differently about opportunities and equipping them with the tools to create tangible value in any professional setting.

Moreover, with traditional career paths becoming less prevalent, the skills taught in these courses take on added significance. Students learn adaptable skills that are applicable to a variety of sectors and jobs, from idea generation and marketing tactics to persuasion and risk assessment. According to a Harvard Business Review article, these abilities are crucial for negotiating the ever-changing landscape that exists in modern workplaces.

Enroll today to unlock your potential with MIE 209 and MIE 309.

Questions about these courses? Contact Jeffrey Pollack, the Lynn T. Clark II Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship.

This post was originally published in Entrepreneurship News.