OSWEGO, NY — SUNY Oswego’s School of Business has created a new entrepreneurship minor that will launch next fall. The focus of the minor is to provide students with a solid foundation if they wish to take part in business startups.
The minor’s primary focus will be on entrepreneurial management, innovation and creativity, as well as standard practices of marketing and sales.
“It will give students when they got ideas on the next great thing to be able to take that idea, develop it out and implement it,” Richard Skolnik, Dean of School of Business, said.
SUNY Oswego’s chapter of Enactus — Entrepreneurial Action by University Students wanted to increase the practice of entrepreneurship on campus. They suggested a student startup competition or creating an entrepreneurship academic major or minor.
According to Sarfraz Mian, coordinator of the entrepreneurship minor, students will gain three important skills from the minor — an entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition and the ability to exploit those opportunities.
“There are lots of opportunities for students,” Mian said. “They will learn which are timely and good for them and they will seize it for themselves and their career moving forward.”
Students can declare the minor right now and three classes will be offered in the fall semester. For more information contact the School of Business’ undergraduates programs office at (315) 312-2272.