The entrepreneurship major is designed to provide students with 21st century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, within real-world settings. Students will learn to identify opportunities, solve targeted customers' problems, build business strategies, test and validate assumptions, locate funding, execute their plan(s), and launch a new venture.
Through a series of courses that emphasize hands-on, experiential learning, students will develop the knowledge and skills that will serve as a springboard for students who wish to start, run, or grow their own personal or family-owned business. Students who pursue the entrepreneurship major are required to complete a second Seidman College of Business major in a functional discipline. Functional disciplines include accounting, economics, finance, general management, human resources management, marketing, operations management, and supply chain management.
Majors study a variety of topics, including:
Entrepreneurship majors will find careers such as:
“The entrepreneurship resources and classes at Grand Valley have provided me with incredible opportunities. I have learned not only how to start a company, but how to make it successful in the long term.”