School of Business

Minor in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

The ICE minor (15 credits) is designed primarily for students in majors outside the School who are interested in starting a business or otherwise using creative strategies and the tools of innovation in their field of interest.  The minor complements any field of study, including the sciences, arts, humanities, engineering, and education.   The minor is also available to School of Business majors as long as no more than 3 credits applied to major and minor requirements are double counted.

Required Course (6 credits):

BUS 385 - Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation
BUS 386 Creative Strategies for Entrepreneurs or EYE 199 Creative Strategies for Innovation

Select 6 credits from the following options:

BUS 188 Introductory ICE Topics (1-3 credit modules, e.g., Business Model Canvas)
BUS 200 Introduction to Business
BUS 260 Marketing
BUS 341 New Product Development
BUS 362 Market Opportunity Analysis
BUS 383 Social Entrepreneurship
BUS 388 Advanced ICE Topics    e.g., Venture Capital, Social Enterprise
BUS 390 ICE Internship [SB majors]
BUS 485 Managing the Growing Entrepreneurial Venture
LOS 360 Innovation & Organizations or EYE 180 Create/Innovation Engineering

Select remaining 3 credits from any courses not selected above or from the following options:

ARH 110 Visual Environments
ART 141 Surface Space and Time (2D)
ART 142 Surface Space and Time (3D)
ART 151 Fundamentals of Perceptual Drawing
BUS 347 Triple Bottom Line Business
BUS 356 Digital Marketing
BUS 389 Self-directed Innovation Project [1-6 credits]
EYE 199 Exploring Tourism Entrepreneurship
LOS 308 Lean Methods & Systems
LOS 311 Leadership Through Art
LOS 360 Innovation in Organizations
MUS 271 Principles of Digital Audio and Music Production
TAH 211 Tourism Entrepreneurship
THE 102 Acting for Non-majors
THE 230 Fundamental of Design
THE 375  Performance Art

Students who wish to pursue the minor must complete a declaration form available at the School of Business. The requirements for admission to the minor are completion of at least 12 credits at USM and a grade point average of 2.33 or higher. A student may transfer into the minor up to six credit hours of acceptable courses. To complete the minor, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.33 in the minor courses. Minimum grades may be required as prerequisite to other minor courses. Check course description for details.

Authorization Form for the Minor in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship