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Entrepreneurship Courses & Curriculum

Are you creative, innovative and passionate? Do you have a business, nonprofit or social venture idea and want to make a difference or be your own boss?

Entrepreneurship courses are open to any American University student.

AU's Entrepreneurship courses give you the opportunity to:

  • Integrate a broad range of majors with the creative problem-solving skills of entrepreneurship.
  • Learn how to create business, nonprofit, and social ventures that address significant world problems
  • Gain access to Kogod's growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, resources and partnerships for startups
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Undergraduate Minor

The Entrepreneurship minor for non-BSBA students includes 18 credit hours, including six elective credits.

Required courses:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Undergraduate Specialization

The Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Specialization includes 12 credit hours, including six elective credits.


Required courses:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Business Plans

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Graduate Offerings


Graduate Specialization

  • 11 credit hours
  • 6 required credit hours

Graduate Certificate

  • 15 credit hours
  • 6 required credit hours

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