Entrepreneurship is the general description given to the process of identifying business opportunities, developing implementation plans to capitalize on those opportunities, and building and growing new ventures. A new venture can describe a variety of business applications including new businesses, new opportunities for established businesses, new non-profits, as well as many other possibilities.
Poole College’s bachelor’s in business administration degree includes a concentration in entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship concentration is cross-disciplinary, focusing on the challenges of establishing and managing new and growing ventures. The concentration includes courses that embed the students in the entrepreneurship community through the NC State Poole College Entrepreneurship Clinic located in downtown Raleigh. The clinic integrates research, teaching and real world experience, providing a place where faculty, students, entrepreneurs and service providers go to teach, learn and build the next generation of businesses.
The business environment and management skills required for success in new ventures are significantly different from those in established, mature organizations. The entrepreneurship concentration is relevant to students preparing to work in a variety of entrepreneurial environments.
Poole College’s entrepreneurship concentration is designed to prepare students in the following areas:
- Integration of business concepts as they relate to an entrepreneurial venture
- Building and growing a new venture
- Understanding the investment communities for new ventures
- Identification and analysis of opportunities
- Researching, writing and presenting a business plan
- Idea generation
View the undergraduate entrepreneurship concentration’s course list and other details.