The W.P. Carey Program in Entrepreneurship and Management (E&M) was created through a gift from the late businessman and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who believed that, “to be successful, students need educational training in leadership, management, finance, and international issues.” Today, the Entrepreneurship and Management minor program educates Hopkins students in the fundamentals of enterprise and provides hands-on experience both innovating to solve real-world problems and translating and commercializing those innovations from the classroom to the real world.

The three fundamental courses in our Entrepreneurship and Management minor provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students can then select any three upper-level courses, plus the required work in statistics, to complete the minor.*

*Please note that only students matriculating in 2020 or after are required to take a capstone course as one of their three upper-level electives. Please see the list below for acceptable capstone courses.

Q: What are the requirements for the E&M Minor?

A: To complete the Entrepreneurship & Management minor, students must take courses from three categories: statistics, fundamentals of entrepreneurship and management, and upper level entrepreneurship and management electives. Students matriculating in the fall of 2020 and after must take a capstone course as one of their three upper-level electives. To complete the minor, all students must successfully complete a program of courses approved by CLE.

Q: Who can take E&M courses?

A: E&M courses are open to all Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and Peabody students.

Q: Do I have to declare the E&M minor to take E&M courses?

A: No. Students may choose to take only a course or two. They do not have to declare the minor.

Q: Where do I go for advising support?

A: Advising for the minor is managed the Center for Leadership Education in Whitehead Hall. You may contact [email protected], to schedule an appointment with an Academic Program Coordinator.

Q: Can I count courses taken on an S/U basis?

A: A maximum of one course may count toward the minor that was taken on an S/U basis.

Q: I have already declared the Business, Accounting &Financial Management, or Marketing & Communications minor and I would like to add or switch to the E&M minor. How can I do that?

A: Students can declare a new minor or drop their current minor by completing the “Declare a New Major/Minor” form in SIS > Registration Tab > Online Forms. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

To complete the minor, students must follow the minor requirements in place during their year of matriculation. Please see the correct year’s academic catalog for an accurate list of requirements you must follow.

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Please note the following:

  • Study abroad credits must be pre-approved by the program director. Email your adviser to request a review and include all relevant syllabi. Once approved, arrange a time with your adviser to complete the pre-approval form provided by the Office of Study Abroad.
  • Only one course may be taken on an S/U basis.
  • A C- or higher is the grade requirement for all E&M courses.
  • If you are seeking an exception to a minor requirement, please complete an substitution/exception waiver.

If you have any questions regarding requirements, please email us at [email protected].

1. Please complete a minor declaration form online by logging into your Student Information System (SIS) account, clicking the “Registration” tab, selecting “Online Forms,” and then “Declare a new major/minor.”

2. Upon submission of the form, students can schedule a meeting with the minor advisor, Corale Roten, to discuss their course plan and the minor requirements: