July 12-13, 2001


NOTICE OF INTENT���������� 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.