EntrepreneurshipStudents can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their entrepreneurship degree.
The entrepreneurship major provides students with the academic background and experiential opportunities needed to view business opportunities from an entrepreneurial perspective. The program helps students recognize market and business opportunities, learn when to seize them or take action, while operating within the context of limited resources and creating value for the customer. The program contains numerous opportunities to experience entrepreneurship firsthand.
During their sophomore year, students earn course credit by launching and running a business of their own creation. A practicum course allows students to earn credit while developing their own business or assisting an entrepreneur with his or her business. Students have many opportunities to meet experienced entrepreneurs who discuss their successes and failures in business. Courses in the major are hands-on, with experiential learning central to the course format.
The minor is designed as an interdisciplinary program that brings together students with an interest in entrepreneurship, regardless of their academic major. The 21-credit minor includes multiple courses offered through the College of Business Administration, in addition to select classes from the College of Technology, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, and other university colleges.