September 27-28, 2001

ITEM 112-2005-R0901       Authorization to Create an Undergraduate Non-teaching Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT:                         The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to award the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management


EXPLANATION:      The Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is provided to meet the needs of the Gallatin Valley, the campus and the State of Montana. Campus constituents, including faculty and students, as well as regional entrepreneurs will gain the expertise to start and manage new businesses. Particularly, in the areas of agriculture and biotechnology this minor will support the successful transfer of science and engineering into the marketplace.

The minor program objectives include:

<                    To provide the knowledge, skills and expertise for successful careers to future entrepreneurs.

<                    To provide a general overview of the field of business and management.

<                    To provide entrepreneurial expertise and economic stimulus to the region and the state.