Waynesburg University will offer its first cross-campus minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership, beginning in the fall of 2019.
According to Dr. Melinda Walls, the W. Robert Stover Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership, “this program will prepare students to adapt to the changes they will face in the coming years by promoting a spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
At Waynesburg University, our goal is to encourage entrepreneurial leadership by promoting thinking and doing and to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to the entrepreneurial mindset.”
The goals of the minor program are to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in all students as a way to think, learn and execute; to provide multiple pathways for students to develop targeted skills based on students' levels of interest and career aspirations; and to create an inclusive, coordinated and collaborative infrastructure to support this culture development across campus.
The three core courses associated with the minor will include BUS 155 Creativity and Innovation, BUS 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership, BUS 325 New Venture Creation.
Electives for the minor will be categorized into two groups. The first group is comprised of courses that concentrate on the experiential component, such as COM 339 Creativity Theory and Practice, while the second group includes the immersive component.
Personalization will be a key part of the Entrepreneurial Leadership minor; any course may be approved by the Entrepreneurial Leadership chair.
“While self-employment and business development are critical outcomes of entrepreneurship education, they are not the only outcomes,” said Walls. “At Waynesburg University, our goal is to encourage entrepreneurial leadership by promoting thinking and doing and to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to the entrepreneurial mindset.”
Walls noted that a goal of the University is to train students to solve problems they see in the world around them, whether through an existing organization, nonprofit, social venture or startup business.
The 18-credit minor will be open to all students across campus, regardless of major.
For more information, contact Walls at 724-852-3268 or email@example.com.
Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
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