Entrepreneurs are people who have an urge to create change in the world. For some people, this may mean creating an innovative product, starting a business to market the product, and scaling the business to generate a profit. Others are less interested in profit and aspire to transform the world by solving big societal problems, while others prefer to exercise their entrepreneurial ambitions within an existing organization, and work on behalf of their employer.
Regardless of the type of entrepreneur, all need the skills to be effective leaders, and the passion and drive to convert unique ideas and concepts into new products and services.
The Anisfield School of Business offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship that encourages the development of an entrepreneurial mindset among students and prepares them with the knowledge, skills, tools, and competencies required to foster actual startups. This program is for the recklessly optimistic, those with an irrepressible urge to create, and bold dreamers who imagine a different world and ask, “Why not?”
Through courses, clubs, and events, we offer a variety of opportunities for students to network with other prospective entrepreneurs. There are also a multitude of opportunities to participate in statewide and national pitch competitions, attend meetups, talks, demo sessions and other events, both on and off of campus, and on your own.
The Entrepreneurship minor is for students in any major who want to craft their dreams into a career and lead it in the direction of their choosing. If you are a maverick, renegade, eccentric, free spirit, or rule breaker who refuses to conform to the status quo, we’ve been waiting for you.