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Indiana University Bloomington

Majors & Minors
Select a major below to see requirements, electives, and recommended academies.

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation (ECI) majors generally follow one of three career paths:

  • Corporate innovation path (CI): Help launch new products, secure venture capital, market existing services to new industries, or bring other innovative ideas to companies.
  • Venture capital path (VC): Help start, grow, or mature small companies.
  • Independent venture creation path (IVC): Start your own business

Some ECI majors follow traditional corporate career paths, serving as innovators within the corporate environment.

Academy to consider: Entrepreneurial Innovation Academy

  • Major requirements: Select 15 credit hours total including your “outside” courses. 
  • Minor requirements: A total of at least 4.5 credit hours are required. 
  • Major electives: Select at least three elective courses.
  • Minor electives: Select at least three elective courses.
  • Outside courses: You must have three 1.5 credit hour courses outside the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship  (not J or W prefixes). 

Certain electives and outside courses are more recommended for the different ECI career paths—work with your advisor to chart the best curriculum for your interests.

CoursesMajor CI PathMajor VC PathMajor IVC PathMinorElectivesOutside Courses
BUS-J 522  Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation   
BUS-W 504 New Venture Business Planning  
BUS-W 506 Entrepreneurship: Leadership & Practice  
BUS-W 508 Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development   
BUS-W 510 Sustainability Experimental Course   
BUS-W 511 Venture Strategy  
BUS-W 574 Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation (W506 prerequisite)    
BUS-D 595 International Management     
BUS-J 501 Developing Strategic Capabilities     
BUS-W 503 Creativity and Innovation: Generating New Venture Ideas     
BUS-W 505 Power, Persuasion, Influence and Negotiation     
BUS-W 516 Organizational Development and Change: The Change Agent     
BUS-W 520 Turnaround Management     
BUS-W 532 Organization Design Alternatives     
BUS-W 578 Managing the Merger and Acquisition Process     
BUS-Z 525 Organizational Behavior & Leadership     
BUS-A 545 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation     
BUS-F 509 Financial Analysis for Corporate Decisions     
BUS-F 517 Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance     
BUS-M 503 Applied Marketing Research     
BUS-M 512 Marketing Strategy     
BUS-M 513 Marketing Strategy Simulation     
BUS-M 522 New Products Management