The Entrepreneurship major is designed to expose students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs. It enables students to search for and identify various opportunities within their fields of interest. It then provides students with basic tools that allow them to turn their ideas into actions. In short, students will learn to:
- Recognize and evaluate an opportunity.
- Turn ideas into valuable goods and services.
- Engage and persuade stakeholders (investors, employees, customers, suppliers, community members).
This program is for students who wish to use the technical and theoretical knowledge they gain in all of their classes and experiences and put them into practice. In other words, the Entrepreneurship program builds a bridge between theory and practice by enabling you to search for and identify various social or economic problems that require your expertise to be solved. It then provides you with basic tools that enable you to turn your solutions into actions. Effective solutions will lead to either starting a new business or improving the way an existing business operates. Either way, your solutions are likely to be rewarded by generating profits, higher wages and salaries, or higher levels of personal satisfaction.