Indiana State University’s board of trustees has approved new minors in entrepreneurship and human capital management. At its Friday meeting, the board also approved increases in the cost for traditional residence hall rooms and standard meal plans.
The school says it developed the programs after assessing industry needs and surveying faculty, students and alumni.
Scott College of Business Associate Professor of Management David Robinson says the current generation of students has a strong interest in entrepreneurship thanks in part to television shows like Shark Tank. Students in the program will work on business plans taking into account the financial, legal, ethical and environmental aspects of creating a business.
The human capital management minor will focus on managing organizations’ employees. Courses will focus on talent acquisition, development and performance management. Professor Chia-An Chao says big data and analytics will be central to the program’s approach.
The minors, being offered through the Scott College of Business, will begin this fall.
At Friday’s meeting, trustees also approved 2 percent increases for a traditional residence hall room and standard meal plan. They also approved moving forward with preparations to sell bonds to finance Hulman Center renovations, which could reach up to $50 million.