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    The Creative Entrepreneurship minor is offered through Parsons Paris and Parsons School of Design, on the university’s New York City campus.

    This minor introduces a variety of strategic design and management methodologies and skills they need to create and grow entrepreneurial ventures in a fast-changing environment. Students will hone their ability to recognize and develop business opportunities. Students must have a disciplined and deliberate mindset as well as an openness to participating in group dynamics in creative and collaborative contexts.

    The Creative Entrepreneurship minor requires successful completion of 18 credits in six subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

    Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    Curriculum

    The table below shows courses offered at Parsons Paris. Visit the New School website to view course offerings on the Parsons campus in New York City that fulfill the requirements of the Creative Entrepreneurship minor.  

    Subject AreaSample CoursesCredits
    History/FoundationAPEC 2230 Intro to Political Economy3
    Strategic Design

    APDM 1802 Intro to Strategic Design and Management

    APDR 2100 Research and Development Methods

    3
    Cooperation and Interaction

    APDS 2116 Creative Team Dynamics: Identity and Change

    APDR 2100 Research and Development Methods

    3
    Product and Market Positioning

    APDR 3002 Innovation

    APDM 2315 Marketing, PR, and Branding

    3
    Finance
    APDM 3409 Financial Management
    3
    Entrepreneurship
    APDM 4001 Business Models and Entrepreneurial Strategy
    3-4

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:

    • An understanding of the economic, social, and environmental contexts that shape organizational practices and spur the adoption of new business models

    • Competence in applying basic strategic design methodologies to conceive and develop innovative product and service ventures

    • Competence in effectively collaborating and interacting with colleagues, partners, and customers in flat and organic creative settings

    • Understanding of the techniques, methods, and practices needed for successfully engaging stakeholders and launching new products and services

    • Competence in managing the financial resources of an organization

    • Competence in running the core finance, marketing, and operations functions of a business for successful planning, launching, and development of entrepreneurial ventures

    Eligibility

    The Creative Entrepreneurship minor is available to undergraduate students across The New School, with the exception of students enrolled in the BBA in Strategic Design and Management. This minor requires an application for admission. 

    Parsons Paris students should speak with a Student Success advisor to define pathways to completion, including courses offered in New York City or online.

    For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Carol Overby, associate professor of strategic design and management, at overbyc@newschool.edu.

    How to Declare, Change, or Apply to a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

    An application is required for admission to this minor. Access the application form by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

    To start a minor in the fall, submit your application by March 1. Notification of decisions on minor applications happens by April 1.

    To start a minor in the spring, submit your application by October 1. Notification of decisions on minor applications happens by November 1.




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