Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Program Contact: Patrice Luoma 203-582-8320
Entrepreneurship is an important driver of growth for both the national and international economy. Students are prepared to think innovatively, develop new ideas for existing businesses, and create new business ventures. However, entrepreneurship is even more than the creation of a new business venture. Entrepreneurship encompasses seeking opportunity, identifying and acknowledging risk and, most importantly, persisting until the idea becomes reality. Entrepreneurial thinking can be applied to all contexts and organizations. At Quinnipiac University, we facilitate the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and attitude in our students; this enables them to apply their unique attributes and skills to realize innovative ideas in a variety of settings including profit and not-for-profit organizations, new and existing ventures, and in business and non-business activities. The development of an entrepreneurial mindset creates career opportunities for students whether starting their own business or going to work in a large or small organization.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation program includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the region’s business activity. The program develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation and understanding of the arts and sciences, and hones the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship and small business management. This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum.
The program is highly experiential, allowing students to work on team and individual projects to develop and improve businesses and business ideas. Students compete in regional and national business plan competitions and interact with various agencies and financial institutions supportive of entrepreneur and small business success. The program includes local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences as an important element in the program’s educational process.