Entrepreneurship Co-Major

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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.

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.
  • Fulfills the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors. Does NOT fulfill the thematic sequence requirement for 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, for more information.
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin.
  • Additional Resources:

Co-Major Requirements


  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Select Two of the following content courses:

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

Select 9 hours from the following (must differ from selections above):

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

Created by FSB Advising, July 2018