Students in the Entrepreneurship degree plan explore traditional business areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing and management, but they also discover the unconventional and learn how to adapt.
Through experiences in the classroom and community, students develop entrepreneurial skills and learn the importance of recognizing opportunities, adjusting to change and challenging the status quo with sustainable and ethical business strategies. Often, graduates go on to start their own organizations or contribute to the success of startups. The Entrepreneurship major is now the third most popular major for college students.
Entrepreneurship graduates are prepared to join an organization in a leadership role or start their own businesses.
Or, students might join a new venture team that promotes a sustainable environment, affordable housing or other business and societal innovations. Students who are not ready to start their own business or dive into startup culture can find many ways to apply their Entrepreneurship major to other careers such as:
Upon completion of the BBA in Entrepreneurship, many graduates continue their education by pursuing an advanced degree in related disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
This student organization serves as an outlet to promote the entrepreneurial experience. Activities include co-sponsoring the annual iChallenge on the Hilltop pitch and business plan competition, facilitating field trips and presentations by local entrepreneurs, and volunteering at various entrepreneurial events.
Faculty works closely with entrepreneurs in the Austin business community and beyond, including experts in areas such as the legal aspects of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and intellectual property. Faculty members bring real-world expertise from companies such as Capital Factory, Motion Computing and Dell into the classroom.
“In an educational environment that strives for continuous improvement, I enjoy the challenge of tapping into my students’ energy and enthusiasm. I hold myself accountable for helping maximize their highest levels of performance in class in order for them to make responsible decisions later in their chosen fields.”
— Antonio Alvarado, JD, Executive-in-Residence