University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Minor in Entrepreneurship

JI offers a minor in Entrepreneurship to encourage students to learn practical skills that may help translate innovate ideas into real impact. A minimum of 15 credits of courses are required for the minor, including:

- Core (required) Courses (5 credits)

• VX420 Entrepreneurship Basics (3 credits)

• VX402 Managing a Business (2 credits)


- At least 6 credits of Practicum from the following:

• VM450 (Design and Manufacturing Ⅲ)/VE450 (Major Design Experience)/VG450 (Global Multidisciplinary Design Project  I )  (4 credits)

• VX423 Intrapreneurship (3 credits)

• VX425 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

• VE449 Mobile Applications for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)



- At least 3 credits of Elective courses selected from the following list

• VX203, VX251, VX351, VX421, VX422, VX440, VR208, VF457, VG441

• More course may be added to this list with prior approval



- Sophomore standing and above

- Having declared a major

- In good academic standing

If planned well in advance of the senior year, the program should not add to the credits required for a bachelor’s degree at JI. A student should receive a grade of C or better for all the courses required for the minor. The Minor in Entrepreneurship should be declared before graduation. Transfer credits are acceptable for the Elective courses. No credits may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor. No credits may be double counted for a minor and an undergraduate research certificate.

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