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Guests watching the presentation during the Executive Coaching Graduation in Minneapolis Opus Hall room 202 on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Academic Programs

Become an Innovative Problem Solver

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and courses, to help you reach your professional goals. Whether you want to create your own startup company or be an innovative player in an existing organization, our academic programs give you the knowledge and skills you need to follow your passion. While many Schulze School alumni go on to start their own businesses, most go to work in existing companies, identifying opportunities, creating new products and services, and shaping new market space.

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Major

Earn a versatile BA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and pave the way to many possible career paths. Gain the skills and confidence to start your own business, learn to lead inside a large corporation, and help launch new products and services.

About the Entrepreneurship Major

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Minor

Enhance your St. Thomas degree with an entrepreneurship minor. No matter your major, the approaches you’ll learn in Schulze School classes will help you become a more innovative, creative problem solver.

About the Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship Graduate Courses

Entrepreneurial Thinking

This brief introductory course is designed to help the general manager learn to identify and evaluate new opportunities, and understand how to transform innovations into profitable businesses. In this course, begin to develop key skills and knowledge necessary for applying the entrepreneurial process in a corporate context.

New Venture Finance

Learn to develop financial strategies for various types of businesses. Explore issues related to debt vs. equity financing, sources of financing, advanced financial projections, managing cash flow gap, determining business valuation and using equity in partner and employee compensation. As part of the course, you will create a financing presentation and negotiate financing with a lender or investor. Prerequisites: ACCT 601 and FINC 600

Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is the practice of identifying, designing, starting and growing successful mission-driven ventures. These include both “non-profit” and for-profit enterprises designed to respond to a specific social need, as well as more traditional ventures working to incorporate ‘socially-responsible’ practices into their business models. The course provides an overview of the processes, challenges and demands of creating ventures that seek to integrate financial and social/environmental benchmarks of success.
Members of the St. Thomas community gathered for a social event celebrating the grand opening of a new innovation space.

Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program

The Schulze Innovation Scholarship program at the University of St. Thomas is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and premier academic program. It’s designed to help launch the careers of students ready to tackle big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. Students selected into the program will gain the capabilities and creative confidence required to pursue their entrepreneurial goals through any of three possible paths: launching a startup venture, pursuing a career that drives innovation within an established company, or leading a new social impact venture.

Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program