The entrepreneurship programs serve the needs of and is accessible to all NDSU students, regardless of major. The minor and certificate provides students with tools and capabilities that would allow them to address the intricacies of starting and managing a new venture, whether that venture be a new startup or a spin-off from an existing company.

Earning both a bachelor's degree and an entrepreneurship minor provides students with credentials demonstrating their capabilities. The certificate provides a mechanism by which individuals who may be working with a new venture or who are considering starting a new venture are able to obtain tools and capabilities to enhance their likelihood of success.