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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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Entrepreneurship Means More Than Start-Ups

As trained innovators and problem solvers, intrapreneurs serve as entrepreneurs and innovators within existing organizations.

Entrepreneurship Means More Than Start-Ups

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
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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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08/15/22

Lenway Reflects on Opus Deanship, Looks Ahead to Business in a Digital World

As St. Thomas' fall 2022 semester begins, several new faces can be found in leadership positions across the university. These leadership changes, though, also carry forward important legacies. One such legacy is the work of Dr. Stefanie Lenway, who on July 1 officially stepped down after eight years as dean of the Opus College of… The post Lenway Reflects on Opus Deanship, Looks Ahead to Business in a Digital World appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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08/11/22

Former Opus Dean Receives Academy of Management Award

Dr. Stefanie Lenway, former dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, was recently awarded the IM Division Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award by the Academy of Management. The award recognizes excellence in teaching international management through significant contributions to the field and can only be awarded by outside nominations. The… The post Former Opus Dean Receives Academy of Management Award appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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08/09/22

gener8tor gBETA Accelerator Program Announces the St. Thomas 2022 Cohort

Nationally ranked venture capital firm and accelerator start-up, gener8tor, announced the gBETA Accelerator start-up companies selected for its St. Thomas summer 2022 cohort. This year’s cohort includes Axon Athletics, Drvn, COYABLU, Virontir and Jay Victoria. Each company was recruited from the University of St. Thomas alumni network with at least one founder being a graduate… The post gener8tor gBETA Accelerator Program Announces the St. Thomas 2022 Cohort appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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