Interdisciplinary Minors

In the proving ground for disruptive ideas, we push you to try new things: courses, methodologies, theories. Leap across boundaries as digital meets gaming meets cinema meets social enterprise. Our curriculum and research are global in perspective and rooted in the strengths of our Southern California communities. There are no limits on your imagination or potential. 

Minor in Entrepreneurship

Combines theoretical concepts and hands-on experiences to prepare students for the application of entrepreneurial skills in their chosen field of work. Relevant for students from most majors. (17 units)

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Minor in Social Entrepreneurship

Provides an understanding of social entrepreneneurship and its relationship to government and public policy as well as an understanding of management skills specfic to starting and maintaining a social enterprise. (21 units)

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Minor in Media Economics and Entrepreneurship

Introduces students to the trends of the contemporary media and information industries. Fosters an entrepreneurial mindset in students and helps them to develop the entrepreneurial skills required to build successful careers and ventures in the media and information sector. In collaboration with the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. (24 units)

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Minor in Technology Commercialization

Designed for students from a range of backgrounds (e.g., majors in engineering, life sciences, business) interested in starting their own technology-based ventures, working for technology-based start-up companies, or pursuing corporate careers that may involve the commercialization of new technologies. In collaboration with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. (16-23 units)

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Minor in Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur

Designed for students who are interested in starting their own digital ventures working for start-up companies, or pursuing jobs that involve launching new digital businesses. In collaboration with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. (26 units)

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Minor in Game Entrepreneurism

Provides a basis in theories of design and production for games, as well as a strong grounding in the business knowledge necessary to become an entrepreneur. In collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. (23 units)

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Performance Science Minor

The Performance Science Minor teaches the science, best practices, and applied processes to instill a high-performance mindset through a multi-discipinary curriculum spanning business, psychology, biology, philosophy, and athletics. This interdisciplinary minor will enable students to understand brain and body function, human behavior, psychology, emotion and leadership, with the goals of optimizing individual mindsets, maximizing performance, and creating a culture of high performance within their organizations. (20 units)

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