The entrepreneurship emphasis is designed to acquaint students with the process of starting, growing, and harvesting business ventures. Students learn to create business plans that can be used to start their own business. Since entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations in response to identified opportunities, it is often associated with risk. Entrepreneurs tend to be independent and driven to achieve.


Students may choose to start their own business after graduation using the tools and business plans prepared in the program. They may also choose to join a small business or a venture capital company that provides services or products to new ventures. Some entrepreneurs join established firms and apply the skills of innovation and management to their role in the organization.


Students who graduate from the entrepreneurship emphasis acquire tools to enable them to start their own business, work for a new venture, or work in an established company.