Entrepreneurship Co-Major and Career Info

Entrepreneurship refers not simply to the action but also to the mindset that underlies the ability to think creatively and the capacity and willingness to act. The John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship provides the educational foundation and the resources needed to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset, understanding that virtually every profession demands a level of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

Across all academic divisions, students benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset, because virtually every profession demands a level of entrepreneurial thinking. Our goal is graduate students who are “job-ready, day one.” Problem-solving, innovation, creativity and tenacity are assets in any field, and the institute has the foundation of experts and resources to offer students invaluable experiences. Our students come from 100 different majors across campus, each bringing a unique skill set to the table, and we give you the tools and coaching to apply them. 

We are a collaborative and innovative environment. We have a commitment to mentorship, skill development, passion-finding and creating life-long value. Stop by FSB 2078 to learn more about joining our team.


Skills

  • The ability to consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Communicate to others to convey information effectively
  • Adjust actions in relation to others’ actions, the industry, or current marketplace
  • Provide customer and personal services
  • Assess customer needs and meet quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Think creatively and strategically to solve problems and invent solutions

Top Employers

  • High Alpha
  • Insight2Profit
  • Jobvite
  • Quotient Technology Inc.
  • Realync
  • Reef Conservation International
  • Superunion
  • West Monroe Partners
  • Wright Heating

Career Opportunities

  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • Program Manager

A Word From Former Students

“I chose to be an Entrepreneurship major because it taught me how to expand the skills I was developing in my other major. Entrepreneurship gave me the chance to test and stretch the other things I was learning and apply them in new ways. It also exposed me to so many more opportunities to work in ways I hadn’t before. Entrepreneurship gave me the confidence to tackle any project I want to. I know I will always be supported and have so many mentors, coaches, and cheerleaders rooting for me, even though I’m no longer there!“

- Regan G. ‘19, Sales & Marketing Associate

“I chose Entrepreneurship as my field of study because I recognized that it would help me develop a creative, opportunistic, resourceful, action-oriented mindset that could be applied to any area in business and life. I utilize this mindset, and other entrepreneurial tools and frameworks, everyday in my career consulting big companies on their innovation and growth strategy challenges.”

- Ben A. ‘16, Associate Strategist