Entrepreneurship Co-Major

Ranked in the “Top 10 Undergraduate Public Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies” in the nation for 10 years in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review®, the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Miami University is an internationally-recognized program that emphasizes strong academic research and immersive, real-world learning opportunities in the areas of creativity and innovation, startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship, and corporate venturing and technology commercialization. Distinguishing features include a cross-disciplinary focus that engages students from 70 different majors across campus, curricular and co-curricular programs that integrate effectively with top entrepreneurial ecosystems across the nation, and impressive numbers of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience.

Entrepreneurship is 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. 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. 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 provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands.

Combined with team-based learning facilitated by world-class faculty who have an unwavering commitment to academic research and undergraduate education and a passion for mentoring students, this program unleashes the entrepreneurial mindsets, helping students develop both the technical skills and emotional intelligence to add entrepreneurial value to their work after graduation.

Co-Major Information

  • 31 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • The term "co-major" is unique and indicates that students must complete a primary major in any academic division at Miami University.
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • The Entrepreneurship Co-Major requires an application for admission; a limited number of students will be admitted each year. Contact Dr. Jim Friedman, jim.friedman@miamioh.edu, or visit Entrepreneurship minor webpage for more information: http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/academics/minor/index.html
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin: www.miamioh.edu/bulletin

Co-Major Requirements


  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 394

Select Two of the following content courses:

  • ESP 321
  • ESP 331
  • ESP 341
  • ESP 351

Select 6 hours from the following (must differ from selections above):

  • ESP 102
  • ESP 321
  • ESP 331
  • ESP 341
  • ESP 351
  • ESP 444
  • ESP 477 (maximum 3 hours)
  • ESP 481
  • ESP 490 (maximum 6 hours)

Select 6 hours from the following (must differ from selections above):

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022