Entrepreneurial Education


Why Minor in Entrepreneurship in JI?

  • To encourage students to learn business skills to be attractive to employers after completing their degrees
  • To support students to start their own businesses, as per the policies of the Chinese Government and support from businesses
  • Strong interest in Entrepreneurship amongst students, alumni and sponsors
  • UM also has top US Entrepreneurship Programs, such as I Corps of NSF/NIH in CFE/CoE
  • JI engineering programs expected to become more attractive with this minor (especially to international students)
  • Complements the JI Capstone Project program and gives students an opportunity to learn intrapreneurship from companies based on their cultures, processes and values

Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship

Current requirements Revised requirements (starting 2022/23 Academic Year)
  • Total 15 Credits
  • 2 Core Courses
    1. BUS4200J (VX420) Entrepreneurships Basics (3 credits)
    2. BUS4020J (VX402) Managing a Business (2 credits)
  • At least 6 Credits of Practicum Courses
    1. VM/VE/VG450 Capstone Design or equivalent (3 or 4 credits, compulsory)
    2. VX423 Intrapreneurship (3 credits, offered in Spring) Or, BUS4250J (VX425) Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits, offered in Fall) Or, VE441 App Development for Entrepreneurs (4 credits, offered in Summer)
    3. Extra credits may be counted towards the Elective
  • At least 3 credits of Elective from VX203, VX251, VX351, VX421, VX422, VX440, VR208, VF457, VG441, PSY3110J, BUS2551J, BUS2550J
  • A complete list is maintained at the JI Undergraduate Education Office or check here
  • Total 15 Credits
  • 2 Core Courses
    1. BUS4200J (VX420) Entrepreneurships Basics (3 cr, SU)
    2. PSY3110J Creativity (3 cr, SP/SU, taken on or after 2021/2 academic year) Or BUS4020J (VX402) Managing a Business (2 cr, taken before 2023/4 academic year)
  • At least 6 Credits of Practicum Courses
    1. VM/VE/VG450 Capstone Design or equivalent (3-4 cr, compulsory, FA/SU)
    2. BUS2550J Design for Sustainable Dev (3 cr, SP)
    3. BUS2551J Design for Sustainable Dev (2 cr, Winter Program)
    4. BUS4250J (VX425) Technology Entrepreneurship (3 cr, FA)
    5. Extra credits may be counted towards the Elective
  • Electives to top up total 15 credits
    1. VX251, VX351, VG441, BUS1020J, etc. from JI
    2. Other transfer courses approved by the Director of JI CFE
    3. A complete list is maintained at the JI Undergraduate Education Office or check here
  • Other requirements
    1. Sophomore standing and above (junior/senior standing preferred)
    2. Having declared a major
    3. Having declared the minor before graduation
    4. Grades of C or better in all courses of the minor

    Suggested Path for Minor

    • Core Courses (5 Credits)
      1. BUS4200J (VX420) Entrepreneurships Basics (3 credits): Freshman or Sophomore Summer
      2. BUS4020J (VX402) Managing a Business (2 credits): Freshman, Sophomore or Junior Summer

      Note: It is possible to take BUS4200J (VX420) in Junior summer and BUS4020J (VX402) in Junior or Senior summer but since BUS4200J (VX420) is a foundation course for Entrepreneurship Minor and also a prerequisite for VX423 ,it is recommended to take this course as early as possible.

    • Practicum Courses (3 Credits, not counting Capstone Design Course which is compulsory for JI students)
      • VX423 Intrapreneurship (3 credits): Junior or Senior Spring
      • OR

      • VE449 Mobile Applications for Entrepreneurs (3 credits): Junior or Senior Fall
      • OR

      • BUS4250J (VX425)-Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits): Sophomore and above
    • Electives (3 Credits)

      Any time, as there is a wide range of courses that count towards entrepreneurship minor electives. Any Entrepreneurship related courses (including social entrepreneurship) from exchange program will also be considered for elective requirement.