The W.P. Carey Program in Entrepreneurship and Management (E&M) was created through a gift from businessman and philanthropist, the late William Polk Carey, who believed that, “To be successful, students need educational training in leadership, management, finance, and international issues.”
Today, the E&M program offers Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students a broad array of courses that emphasize the concepts, practices, and skills necessary for leadership in the public and private sectors.
Some students simply take a course or two. Many choose to fulfill the seven-course E&M minor, pairing it with their engineering, liberal arts, or public health major. The minor’s three core courses provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial enterprises.
Students can then select any three upper-level courses (plus the required work in statistics) to complete the minor or elect to concentrate further in Accounting and Finance, Business Law, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, or Professional Communication.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When can I declare the E&M Minor?
A: Students may declare the minor beginning in the Spring semester.
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 may elect to focus in a sub-discipline of interest by completing an optional concentration. 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, 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 will be hosted through the Center for Leadership Education, in Whitehead Hall. You may contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an appointment with an Academic Program Coordinator.
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: Contact email@example.com to switch or add minors. Students who wish to add the E&M Minor, in addition to another CLE minor, must
have four unique courses.
Q: Do courses double count between minors?
A: Many courses overlap but to complete two CLE minors, students must take four unique courses.
It is necessary that all students interested in the minor make an appointment to speak with a CLE Academic Program Coordinator to receive guidance about the program.
1. Please complete a E&M Minor Inquiry Form here.
2. Upon submission of the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with the Academic Program Coordinator.
2. During the meeting, you will receive a signed “Addition/Change of Minor” slip. Engineering students and Arts & Sciences sophomores and juniors must submit this form to the Office of the Registrar. Arts & Sciences seniors must submit this slip to the Office of Academic Advising.