Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor offered at BerksBeginning fall 2009, Penn State Berks will add a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship to the eight minors already offered at the campus. The eighteen-credit minor has a multidisciplinary curriculum that will help students become innovators in today's global business climate.
The concept for the minor originated last spring in an effort to stay at the forefront of education trends, according to Sadan Kulturel-Konak, associate professor of Management Information Systems and Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor Coordinator.
"Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing subjects in today's undergraduate education and despite this trend there are no other institutions offering a minor in entrepreneurship in the Berks County area," comments Kulturel-Konak.
The Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor was first introduced at Penn State University Park in 2002; Berks is the only Penn State campus offering the Entrepreneurship minor.
Kulturel-Konak explains that although the minor is listed as Engineering Entrepreneurship, it pairs nicely with Information Sciences and Technology and Business majors, and students from any major can benefit from the skills and knowledge developed through the Entrepreneurship Minor.