At their core, entrepreneurs are creative problem-solvers that are driven to identify and grab hold of opportunities. Anyone can be entrepreneurial — whether you want to start the next Facebook, take control of your work-life balance with a lifestyle business, have a positive impact on the world with a social venture, or drive change and innovation in an existing company.

“Today, much confusion exists about the proper definition of entrepreneurship. Some observers use the term to refer to all small businesses, others to all new businesses. In practice, however, a great many well-established business engage in highly successful entrepreneurship, The term, then, refers not to an enterprise’s size or age but to a certain kind of activity. At the heart of that activity is innovation: the effort to create purposeful, focused change in an enterprise’s economic or social potential.” — Peter Drucker, The Discipline of Innovation


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Entrepreneurship Academic Programs

The Entrepreneurship Program integrates the knowledge developed in students’ other course work and applies it to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship (i.e., driving innovation & change within organizations). We push students to look at things from a higher-level strategic perspective, to think creatively about traditional management challenges, and to understand what it takes to make your dreams a reality. Entrepreneurship students learn how to examine an industry and the environment for entrepreneurial opportunities, assess the value proposition and commercial potential of an idea or innovation, develop a comprehensive business plan and impactful presentation for a new venture proposal, and be an effective member of an entrepreneurial team.

We offer a range of options for students and alumni to get an education in entrepreneurship. For undergraduate business school students we offer a major (as well as several easy to complete dual-major tracks) and a minor in entrepreneurship or digital entrepreneurship (previously called ITIE and offered in partnership with Fox’s MIS Department). For undergraduates from other schools throughout Temple University we offer a certificate in entrepreneurship and for all alumni, faculty, and current students we offer several non-credit workshops in entrepreneurship. For graduate students our Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship MBA concentration may be a good choice or alternatively our recently announced 1 year Specialized Masters in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (IME MS) and a Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization (4.5 credit non-transcripted or 9 credit transcripted). Finally, our Strategic Management Ph.D. program offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the phenomenon of entrepreneurship with a team of globally recognized scholars and industry partners.

Academics & Applied Programs

Our undergraduate and graduate education is intimately tied to our applied programs and emphasizes creating competitive advantage through all types of innovation. For example, SGM 3501 Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking teaches students how to innovate at all levels of the value chain and at any point in an industry ecosystem. This course, the first in the Entrepreneurship curriculum, utilizes cutting edge social media based feedback and rating systems to help students filter and evolve their ideas for submission into the Innovative Idea Competition at the end of the semester. In SGM 3503 Managing New & Small Enterprises, our mid-curriculum course, students learn how to successfully manage small businesses and startups, students are sent out to see technology showcases in Temple’s engineering or science and technology departments and submit commercialization ideas to the Innovative Idea Competition. Our capstone Entrepreneurship course, SGM 4596 Advanced Entrepreneurship, is taught by a 13 time serial-entrepreneur who was awarded Temple Universities top teaching honor in 2011. In this course, students receive invaluable feedback on their business plan’s and mentoring as they prepare for submitting to the BYOBB Business Plan Competition.

Entrepreneurial Student Association

Anyone interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to become active members in the Entrepreneurial Student Association (ESA). The ESA offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and build contacts in the business community of the Delaware Valley while having a real impact with a number of innovative projects and programs.

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