School of Entrepreneurship
We shape, inspire and guide the next generation of entrepreneurs. This is where your idea could evolve into a business.
A hub for innovation, the School of Entrepreneurship within the UND College of Business & Public Administration is where UND students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and launch businesses.
The UND CoBPA School of Entrepreneurship is one of the only AACSB International accredited business programs in the world.
Our faculty have designed the B.B.A. with a major in Entrepreneurship to not only give you an intensive set of entrepreneurial skills, but also a strong business foundation in marketing, accounting, management and finance.
In addition to our degree option, students can also obtain a Certificate in Entrepreneurship at UND.
Alumni from the School of Entrepreneurship have raised a significant amount of outside funding, launched successful companies of all kinds such as Key Bliss Boutique, and some have ended up in the world of venture capital working for the likes of the 701 Angel Fund and Gopher Angels.
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Our practical and experiences faculty have developed a program designed to equip students with a mix of entrepreneurial skills, along with a strong business foundation provided by the College of Business & Public Administration core courses. Our program focuses on reasoning, creativity, testing, and critical thinking skills valued by the most successful entrepreneurs and companies in business today. These skills make it possible to not only start a business, but make significant contributions to existing companies.
Our courses are taught by entrepreneurial instructors with over 50 years of combined business experience in service, retail, international, manufacturing, and social enterprises. The Entrepreneurship program has nationally ranked and recognized for its courses, facilities, faculty, and ability to link our student’s education to real-world practices.
We view entrepreneurial thinking as a learnable and manageable process, and seek to teach that process in small classes with one-on-one engagement between faculty and students.
The School of Entrepreneurship creates and connects to practice new knowledge related to nascent venture creation, development, and finance. Students are prepared to design and launch their own ventures regardless of mission (for profit, not-for-profit or social) or effectively serve existing organizations. Interdisciplinary curricular content focuses on experiential learning of core entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation principles. The School serves both the region and strategic non-regional locations.