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From Ideas to Execution, Entrepreneurs Grow Here

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

When it comes to advancing student innovation, the Princeton Review ranks the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship a top 20 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country and #1 in Minnesota. The Schulze School is also #5 in the Midwest and #1 among the nation’s Catholic universities.

Princeton Review top 50 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs of 2023

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.

#18
The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship is ranked nationally as one of Princeton Review's top 20 undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship at #18 in the country.
500K
Over $500,000 awarded annually in St. Thomas entrepreneurship student competitions.
1.75M
$1.75M awarded annually in scholarships to entrepreneurship majors.
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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.

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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
11/22/22

St. Thomas Students Pursue Next Big Idea

Anderson Student Center was bustling with entrepreneurial creativity Nov. 18 as University of St. Thomas students pitched their business ideas to judges at the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. Students competed for more than $88,000 in scholarships with ideas ranging from face scanning technology for EMTs to an app helping Hispanic Americans obtain financial literacy. Students… The post St. Thomas Students Pursue Next Big Idea appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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11/18/22

Fowler Business Concept Challenge Participant Payton Maas Interviewed by WCCO Radio

Fowler Business Concept Challenge participant Payton Maas was interviewed by Vineeta Sawkar of WCCO Radio. Maas' concept is Conversation Candles, which sells gift boxes designed to stimulate memories through scent for people with dementia. Moss volunteered for nonprofit Resounding Voices in Rochester, a choir for dementia patients. The singers have a conversation hour afterward, and… The post Fowler Business Concept Challenge Participant Payton Maas Interviewed by WCCO Radio appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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11/15/22

St. Thomas Breaks Into Top 20 in Princeton Review Entrepreneurship Rankings

The University of St. Thomas’ entrepreneurial studies program is drawing more national attention, as more people take note of the unique experiences and opportunities it’s creating for undergraduate students. A year after jumping 10 spots in the Princeton Review’s annual list of top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship advanced another five to… The post St. Thomas Breaks Into Top 20 in Princeton Review Entrepreneurship Rankings appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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