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The Spring 2024 Application is open! Apply Now!

Applications are due by Thursday, February 1st at 11:59pm. Decisions will be communicated no later than Friday, February 16th.

The Shuford Program includes the Entrepreneurship minor, which requires FIVE (5) classes AND an internship completed in a specific order. We are one of the only Entrepreneurship Programs in the country housed in a College of Arts and Sciences. We wish to attract students who are committed to the goals of our program: growing innovation and entrepreneurship at Carolina and around the world.

We hope that through the application process we can gain a better understanding of why you are interested in learning more about the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and the unique abilities you will contribute to our entrepreneurial community. Acceptance to the Entrepreneurship minor opens the door to the larger Shuford Program, including events with industry-leading experts, access to a vast alumni network around the world, and additional learning opportunities to provide students with real world experience and insight.

The only prerequisite for applying to the Entrepreneurship Minor within the Shuford Program is to have taken ECON 125 Introduction to Entrepreneurship. In order to apply for the Entrepreneurship Minor within the Shuford Program, students must be EITHER currently enrolled in ECON 125 OR have already completed ECON 125 with a grade of C or higher.

We are committed to having a diverse academic program and welcome students of all backgrounds and majors to apply to our program.

Apply today!


Application requirements:


  • Be enrolled in or have completed ECON 125 with a grade of C or better.
  • Include Your resume with details on your relevant experience and accomplishments.
  • Add Your essay telling us why you want to be a part of the Shuford Program and how it will help you to achieve your goals. Please provide any examples that would help us better understand your abilities and goals.

Applications to the Shuford Entrepreneurship Minor are open twice a year: in the Fall semester and in the Spring semester!

The Entrepreneurship Minor


The Entrepreneurship Minor requires completing the following:

  • ECON 101 or 111 (with a C or better)
  • ECON 125
  • ECON 325
  • One track course (ECON 327 or equivalent)
  • An Internship
  • ECON 393


ECON 125 is a prerequisite to the minor— students must have completed the course with a C or better OR be currently enrolled in ECON 125 in order to be eligible to apply to the program.

The internship and the accompanying Internship Journal are prerequisites to enrolling in ECON 393, the capstone course. Students must have completed their internships and submitted the Internship Journal to The Shuford Team in order to enroll in the course.

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