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Department of Entrepreneurship
Do you have an idea for a new or improved product or technology?
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business?
Do you want to pick up some business skills to complement your other areas of interest?
Either way, you can be involved in the UND Entrepreneurship Program. If you're interested in learning more about what it takes to start, grow and maintain a business venture, then Entrepreneurship might be for you.
The UND Entrepreneurship Program and its courses are uniquely designed to provide students from across campus the chance to learn more about how to identify and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and put creativity and innovation to work. You can choose to Major in Entrepreneurship through the College of Business and Public Administration, or pick our Entrepreneurship Certificate open to all non-business majors or our track program open to business students.
Entrepreneurship as a major
The Entrepreneurship Major is designed to help prepare students for effective new venture creation and management. Students majoring in Entrepreneurship will purse in-depth study of the needs of new and emerging ventures and existing businesses, using an entrepreneurial focus.
Additionally, Entrepreneurship majors are challenged to pursue development of their own business ideas and opportunities. While it is not expected that all students in the Entrepreneurship major will establish new ventures immediately upon graduation, there is reason to believe that eventually, many Entrepreneurship graduates will start their own businesses.
Students may be admitted to the College of Business & Public Administration and may elect a major in Entrepreneurship after completing at least 60 semester hours at UND or other accredited institutions. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (2.0 is C) in all courses attempted and a "C" or better in the six courses comprising a sophomore-level pre-business core are required.
High School Students with an interest in preparing for the Entrepreneurship curriculum should be sure to complete the core curriculum as outlined by the North Dakota University System. The UND Catalog describes the core curriculum requirements. Students will find math and computer applications courses particularly helpful. In addition, high school business courses provide students an opportunity to assess their level of interest in business-related topics.
Here are a few interesting facts:
• Only 20% of Americans are self employed, but they account for more than 2/3rds of all American millionaires.
• Those engaged in Entrepreneurial ventures report the highest levels of job and career satisfaction.
• New, entrepreneurial ventures create more than 85% of all the new jobs in our economy and almost all of the new wealth.
• Innovation, capital investment and new venture start-ups are growing at a faster pace than any time in history, with no slow-down in sight.
• Since WWII, small entrepreneurial firms have been responsible for more than 95% of all radical innovation in the United States