What will you learn from studying Entrepreneurship?
Marietta’s Entrepreneurship program is a multidisciplinary major, including 10 academic departments and 20 prefixes. This well-rounded approach ensures that our students are prepared for all aspects of starting and operating their own for-profit or non-profit businesses — from conducting feasibility studies and marketing research to understanding legal issues and finance in business.
Real World Experience
Every student completes a two-course capstone experience that pairs them with an entrepreneur who helps them formulate experiential learning objectives and who also serves as their supervisor as they work to achieve those objectives.
Marietta College is home to the PioPitch Program, PioBiz Competition, PioSolve Hackathon, and the BIG Workshop — open to students regardless of major.
The Entrepreneurship major also prepares students for nearly any position that is customer- or employee-focused and requires creative problem-solving, planning, analytical, and organizational skills. Students majoring in Entrepreneurship may also choose to enroll in various graduate programs in business, communication, leadership, or other related fields.
- Is Entrepreneurship only important if I want to start my own business?
Our intent is to help students explore the mindsets of entrepreneurs and the different ways they impact the world. The entrepreneurial mindset can benefit anyone — from an employee in a large multinational corporation to someone working in a nonprofit or starting their own business.
- If I already have an idea or a business, how will the Entrepreneurship major help me?
Our program will help you develop skills that are important to move an idea to a solution, product, or venture. There are very, very few entrepreneurs who have all the skills and knowledge needed to be successful, so taking the entrepreneurship courses can be key to success.
- What is the PioBiz competition?
PioBiz is a business start-up competition consisting of three rounds: Problem/Solution, Proof of Concept, and Business Plan.
- Are there any scholarships for Entrepreneurship students?
Yes. The Douglas C. Green Scholarship was established in 1995, and it continues to support our students today.