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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.

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.
Over $500,000 awarded annually in St. Thomas entrepreneurship student competitions.
$1.75M awarded annually in scholarships to entrepreneurship majors.
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Empowering students to innovate for social impact

Socially conscious Tommiepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs are changing the game with their innovative approach to solving real-world problems. Explore how our students and alumni are using their businesses as a force for good to build communities and seek transformative solutions.

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

Community Entrepreneurship Program

The Community Entrepreneurship Program is a 10-month, hands-on program for community members facing economic hardship who have a dream of starting and growing a business. Entrepreneurs are supported through a six-week business training bootcamp, one-on-one mentorship, connections to community resources, and more.

Community Entrepreneurship Program

Navigating the Art of Negotiation

Negotiation. It can be one of the most anxiety-inducing words. Many who enter my class and the businesses I consult see negotiation as an adversarial word due in part to the drama we see in politics, movies, and TV shows. These contexts generally portray negotiation as a male-dominated sport, which can trigger sweaty palms, rapid… The post Navigating the Art of Negotiation appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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Every Company Is a Technology Company

Why digital fluency is a necessity for today’s students Today’s students are often called digital natives, born into a world where digital technologies such as computers, smartphones and the internet have always been a part of their daily lives. Although they are familiar with social media platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, they have only a moderate… The post Every Company Is a Technology Company appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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Perky Plant: On a Mission to Improve Mental Health

Empathetic and hardworking are two words to describe co-founder and CEO of Perky Plant, Liz Murphy ’23, a graduating senior majoring in entrepreneurship. With a mission to improve the mental health of 1 million people, she joined forces with a team of Tommie alumni while at St. Thomas to launch a mission-driven fertilizer brand during… The post Perky Plant: On a Mission to Improve Mental Health appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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