Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

The minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is offered by the Tepper School of Business as part of IDeATe. The program addresses current and emerging real-world challenges that require disciplinary expertise coupled with multidisciplinary perspectives and collaborative integrative approaches.

In this minor, students work collaboratively in hands-on explorations of the complete 21st century innovation ecosystem. Students experience integrated models of innovation that increase the likelihood of home-run products and services that will captivate society and/or the marketplace. Leveraging the diverse maker culture of Carnegie Mellon, this minor involves collaborative rapid prototyping and iteration.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

One Global Business Course

  • Non-Tepper students: 70-100 Global Business
  • Tepper students: 70-106 Business Science

One Portal Course

For students without prior Design or Product Design experience:
  • 15-294 Rapid Prototyping Technologies or
  • 15-394 Intermediate Rapid Prototyping or
  • 51-236 Information Design or
  • 62-478 digiTOOL
For students without prior programming or computing experience:
  • 15-104 Introduction to Computing for Creating Practice

One Entrepreneurship Course

  • 70-415 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship

(Note: 70-415 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship is replacing 70-414 Entrepreneurship for Engineers, 70-415 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 70-420 Entrepreneurship for Scientists, 70-421/15-390 Entrepreneurship for Computer Scientists, and 70-425 Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries beginning Fall 2019. Students who took one of those courses can still have that course count for this requirement.)

One Venture Creation Course

  • 70-395 Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • 70-416 New Venture Creation

one innovation process course

  • 70-438 Commercialization and Innovation

one product development course

  • 49-300 Integrated Product Conceptualization or
  • 49-313 Designing for the Internet of Things

One Practice/Experience Component

Additional course options as available. Please check IDeATe Courses for the options for the current and upcoming semester.
Double-counting: Students may double-count up to two of their IDeATe minor courses for other requirements.