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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.
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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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10/04/22

Celebrating the Start of a New Academic Year

Opus College was thrilled to welcome five cohorts of new and returning students to campus this fall, including the largest Executive MBA cohort in at least a decade and a Health Care MBA cohort of nearly 75% women. Students mingled with faculty, staff and fellow students at the annual welcome reception on their first day… The post Celebrating the Start of a New Academic Year appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/27/22

McNeely Family Makes Leadership Gift to Create Pathways for Family Business Success

The University of St. Thomas’ Family Business Center announced a generous gift from the McNeely family and McNeely Foundation that provides dedicated leadership for the center. This donation positions the Family Business Center to reach a broader array of family businesses, particularly those in traditionally underserved communities that have not previously engaged with the center.… The post McNeely Family Makes Leadership Gift to Create Pathways for Family Business Success appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/13/22

New Opus College of Business Dean Looks to the Future

Since transitioning from associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship to dean of Opus College of Business on July 1, Dr. Laura Dunham was busy preparing for the academic year. The Newsroom recently connected with Dunham on her time at the Schulze School, her new focus at Opus College and more. This conversation has… The post New Opus College of Business Dean Looks to the Future appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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