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From Ideas to Execution, Entrepreneurs Grow Here

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship jumped ten spots to #23 in the 2022 Princeton Review list of top undergraduate schools in the country. For the third year in a row, we are the #1 ranked school in Minnesota. We also rank #1 among the nation's Catholic universities and colleges for students studying entrepreneurship.

The Schulze School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, as well as community resources to support new ventures, family businesses, and corporate entrepreneurs. In a world of challenges, we cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurial problem solvers and innovators.

Princeton Review top 50 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs of 2022

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Action

At the Schulze School, we teach students to use entrepreneurial skills to solve problems that matter and create value for others. Learn to:

  • Identify and evaluate new opportunities
  • Transform innovations into sustainable businesses
  • Forge connections with fellow student innovators and seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Build a solid foundation for long-term success.
The education you’ll receive at the Schulze School is experiential and practical, and you’ll learn both in the classroom and out in the field. You’ll gain highly applicable, concrete skills to use in the real world, whether you start your own business or drive innovation and strategic growth for an existing business or social enterprise.

Schulze is more than a school—it’s a hub of innovative thinking that engages students, seasoned entrepreneurs, small businesses, change makers and leaders. Innovators from all disciplines come to the Schulze School to explore new opportunities, make connections and turn their ideas into reality.

Family Business Center

The Family Business Center is a vibrant community of business families, students, researchers and advisers. For nearly 30 years, the Center has offered practical tools and strategies that help individuals, families and businesses function at their best. Monthly breakfasts explore issues that affect the ecosystem of business families.
Family Business Center

Schulze Innovation Fund

The Schulze Innovation Fund invests in St. Thomas entrepreneurial students and alumni to help them launch and develop their businesses.
Schulze Innovation Fund

William C. Norris Institute

The Norris Institute’s seed capital fund invests in innovative Minnesota companies in the early stages of growth. The institute offers this financial support after a rigorous vetting process, and to startups that address important unmet societal needs.
William C. Norris Institute
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What's an Accidental Entrepreneur?

When you stumble upon a great idea, what’s the best strategy for success?
What's an Accidental Entrepreneur?

Meet the Ecopreneur Who Loves to Talk Trash

Jason Utgaard's eco-friendly products include recycled skateboard coasters and fire hose wallets.
Meet the Ecopreneur Who Loves to Talk Trash

Entrepreneurship: More Than Just Start-ups

St. Thomas prepares students to start a business venture, contribute to an existing company and be business leaders in their local communities.
Entrepreneurship: More Than Just Start-ups
#1
The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship is ranked nationally as one of Princeton Review's top programs for entrepreneurship and #1 in Minnesota.
427K
Over $427,000 is awarded annually in St. Thomas entrepreneurship student competitions.
$73M
Undergraduate alumni who engaged with the Schulze School in the last 10 years have raised $73,015,877 in funding.

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01/26/22

Tommie Award Finalist: Adam Revoir ’22

As a member of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) since his first year at St. Thomas, Tommie Award finalist Adam Revoir ’22 has been working on improving the experience for all students at the university throughout his entire college career. Now the USG president, the servant leader has been focusing on making his campaign principles of… The post Tommie Award Finalist: Adam Revoir ’22 appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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01/26/22

Tommie Award Finalist: Thevni Lelwala ’22

Tommie Award finalist Thevni Lelwala ’22 has served as one of Opus College of Business' inaugural DEI interns, a Tommie Corps student scholar and the director of DEI for the Undergraduate Business Council. The Newsroom recently caught up with Lelwala and asked her about everything from tips for international students and how she winds down to who… The post Tommie Award Finalist: Thevni Lelwala ’22 appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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01/24/22

Humans of St. Thomas: GHR Fellow and Lifelong Learner

Georgina Sugrue ’24 is a Spanish and international business double major and Catholic studies minor who has a wide variety of interests and passions that led her to St. Thomas. She was originally born in Margate, England, and moved to the U.S. when she was 5 years old. When looking at colleges, Sugrue considered schools… The post Humans of St. Thomas: GHR Fellow and Lifelong Learner appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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