Degree Description

Offered as a major and minor

Related Academic Programs
economics, business, pre-law

Entrepreneurship Degree

Do you have a great idea for a new product or app? Or do you think you know a better way to get a job done? With a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship it’s all about reasoning and solving problems – and you’re the boss! You’ll not only get to tap into the kind of creative thinking that improves the lives of others, but you’ll also tackle product design, business planning and leading others, which are some of the most effective skills to make your idea a success.

 

Outsided of Entrepreneur Classes

Outside of Class

So many opportunities! Where to begin? Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society for Business); Accounting Club, Finance Club, and Women and Men in Business (WAM) club; Enactus team (develop and execute community outreach projects to solve real world problems); Federal Reserve Challenge (an intercollegiate monetary policy contest sponsored by the 5th District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch); student independent research or a research assistantship; Business Olympics; and a plethora of student honors and awards.
The Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship is a one-of-a-kind resource for students majoring in entrepreneurship. It’s dedicated to fostering innovation and evoking the entrepreneurial spirit and it’s headed by an accomplished entrepreneur who will use her experience building business to help you learn how you to think and act like a leader. The center provides students with co-curricular experiences such as workshops; exclusive networking and mentorship, innovative startup immersion, and business plan competitions.
The BB&T Center for the Study of Moral Foundations of Capitalism is also housed at the Mount, giving students first-hand access to seeing how capitalism and ethics coexist.

Careers as an Entrepreneur

Career Crossing

The great thing about entrepreneurship at the Mount is that you learn how to use your passion and talents to create your own employment – and employment for others – while pursing your dreams. Being a Mountie also means that you’ll have access to a network of entrepreneurial alumni to tap into for advice and resources on how to get going. Our Career Center is also a terrific resource to support you through the early stages of your career as you build your company. Support staff at the Career Center host résumé and internship workshops, career fairs, specialized networking events and alumni panels throughout the year.

Mount Entrepreneurs

After you graduate

With an entrepreneurship degree in hand, the list of careers is endless but here are a few:
  • Business Owner
  • Inventor
  • Industrialist
  • Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web / App Developer
  • Architect
  • Photographer
  • Project Director
Mounties are entrepreneurial; some of our grads work as:
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Nonprofit Founder
  • Web / App Developer
  • Freelancer – video, photo and graphics
  • Restaurateur