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Entrepreneurs are experimenters, risk-takers, and innovators, ready to explore and develop opportunities to create something new. Our Entrepreneurship curriculum challenges students like you to develop a business or product from the ground-up as you explore the next generation of business ideas and methods. You’ll learn a solid core of global business skills, professional development, and presentation, complemented by coursework in sales, marketing, finance, and human resources.
The Bison Business Challenge is one of our most fun team-based learning experiences. Focused on the core components of entrepreneurship while creating an exciting, engaging learning opportunity, this competitive class engages students in high impact practice with projects, presentations, and cases studies.
Experience is key to the entrepreneur’s journey, which is why we give ample time and opportunity to students looking to fine tune their business ideas by working alongside startups and established businesses with internships and real-life consulting projects.
Entrepreneurship has been at the heart of Nichols College since we were founded by Amasa Nichols in 1815. Industrialists, sports moguls, shop owners, bankers, investors, and global professionals all started their business right here on the hill while earning their degree. These adventurous entrepreneurs provide vital employment to their communities, and we’re proud to support the next generation of dreamers with new opportunities to learn, develop, and build.
Wherever there’s a need, there will be entrepreneurs. If you’ve got a solution, you can find work in almost any field as a:
Entrepreneurial Management students are required to complete the Business Core and earn at least 3 credits from the Experiential Learning suite.
Working with corporate partners, alumni and faculty, this highly competitive course, patterned after the TV show, "The Apprentice," involves intense TEAM competition and problem solving. Students will elect CEOs, negotiate to acquire team members and compete for sixteen weeks to determine the ultimate winner. We have designed a learning experience that will develop and test your skills in strategy, marketing, negotiation, management, finance -- as well as creative, innovative, entrepreneurial thinking. Your learning experiences will primarily engage you in real world business cases, including when feasible interactions with the entrepreneurs that are the subjects of the cases, or practitioners who have relevant experiences and insights to share.
This course is designed to introduce students to the art of persuasion and to crafting arguments that influence others. Focus will be on studying and practicing the behaviors of persuasive arguers, such as effective analysis, sound research, and rigorous evaluation of data. By examining argumentative styles as well as logical, emotional, and ethical appeals, students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills while engaging in socially responsible rhetoric. Students will learn to express themselves clearly and economically, creating a foundation for other courses in the major. Course under development at the time of publication.
In this hands-on course, students will have the opportunity
to learn to develop strategically-based and audience-focused
digital content such as social media, blogs, videos, and more.
Emphasis will be on learning to brainstorm, plan, and design in order to communicate ideas clearly, concisely, and purposefully. Students will work on audience analysis, development of “voice,” storyboarding/storytelling, and writing/editing, as well as digital skills such as video editing, typography, infographics, and more. The course will include both classroom and lab time.
Prerequisite: COMM 258
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Management
Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance