Entrepreneurship (co-major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Entrepreneurship as a second major.

What is Entrepreneurship (co-major)?

Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed across all disciplines. The Entrepreneurship Co-Major exposes students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs as well as the principles and concepts associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, and corporate ventures.

What are the features of Miami’s program?


The term "co-major" indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. The program complements majors in all of Miami's academic divisions and promotes the applications of entrepreneurial concepts in support of each student's passion, regardless of major. The Co-Major provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

The Entrepreneurship Co-Major requires an application for admission; a limited number of students will be admitted each year. Contact the Institute for Entrepreneurship for more information about the application process. The term "co-major" is unique and indicates that students must complete a primary major in any academic division at Miami University. The Entrepreneurship Co-Major does not fulfill the Thematic Sequence requirement for business majors. 

What courses would I take?

You will take foundation courses addressing the requirements and challenges of successful entrepreneurship, marketing and financial issues confronting entrepreneurial venture, and leadership and creativity. Then, you will select two content courses associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, or corporate ventures. You will also complete three electives from the offerings, and two capstone experiences in new ventures and consulting. 

What can I do with this major?

Entrepreneurship courses are for those interested in building a new business, adding value to an existing organization, or learning the skills necessary in every workforce. The co-major is an excellent complement to many majors across all academic disciplines. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Farmer School of Business Student Services Office
1022 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Dr. Jim Friedman
John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship

2078 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056