Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship

Villanova University’s unique Engineering Entrepreneurship minor receives support from the Kern Family Foundation, whose objective it is to equip engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to contribute to business success.

Open to students in all engineering disciplines beginning in their sophomore year, the minor consists of 16 credits and begins with an exciting course in Creativity and Innovation. Other topics in the minor include:

  • Opportunity analysis
  • New product ideation and development
  • Intellectual property
  • Project management
  • Protoyping
  • Basic accounting and finance concepts
  • Project funding
  • Product launching
  • New product marketing
  • Risk management
  • Team development

By the end of their sophomore year, students start working in teams under the guidance of faculty members and experienced entrepreneurs to develop marketable products and services. 

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