Entrepreneurship & Management Minor


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.

**Please note that updates to the minor are only in effect based on the year you enter JHU & not according to when you declare the minor.**

  • 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

    cle@jhu.edu, 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: Contact cle@jhu.edu 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.

  • The requirements for the E&M minor are outlined below:

    Current Requirements

    Please note that only one course may be taken on an S/U basis; only 6 credits taken from outside WSE and KSAS(including transfer and study abroad) can be applied to the minor; and a C- or higher is the grade requirement.

    If you have any questions regarding requirements, please email us at cle@jhu.edu

  • 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 cle@jhu.edu 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.




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