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Entrepreneurship professor and students in the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship at the Mount

Entrepreneurship

Innovate for a better future.

From solving transportation problems through developing apps to bringing clean drinking water solutions to developing countries, entrepreneurs think creatively and critically to see a path where others only see obstacles. Creativity, persistence and determination permit them to bring positive solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time – from around the world to around the corner.

Interdisciplinary program

The entrepreneurship program is an interdisciplinary program, which spans each of our schools and divisions.

  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the major.

Albert Einstein once said that it was not that he was so smart, only that he stayed with problems longer. Entrepreneurs have that same relentless optimism that they’ll accomplish what they set out to do, no matter what the critics say.

Through the Mount’s Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship – the first university to offer a program of this kind in the state of Maryland – you’ll learn how to take an idea from the drawing board to the board of directors. The entrepreneurship major is four years of an interdisciplinary, hands-on course of study that provides limitless possibilities for the explorer, creative, out-side-the-box thinker and doer. You’ll develop your personal skill set and push boundaries within a safe, embracing academic environment, taking your creative critical thinking into your chosen field of employment, your new venture or your new nonprofit.

Classes include:

  • Financial management for new venture creation.
  • Nonprofit and small business development.
  • Design thinking as your new framework for problem-solving.
  • Business plan design and delivery to help you communicate your ideas to stakeholders.
  • Product design and execution to assist you in meeting customer needs.
  • Web and application design as a method for rapid prototype development.
  • Social media and marketing where you will experience optimal methods to share your idea with the world.

Electives in strategic thinking, game theory, business policy, marketing, communications, environmental sustainability, law, industrial/organizational psychology, social theory and performing arts are also available, allowing you to pick areas of study that add to and heighten your excitement for creative problem-solving. The opportunity to participate in regional, national and international incubators and centers for innovation will also complement academic requirements this course of study.

You’ll graduate from the Mount with not only a degree in entrepreneurship but with the creative skills and analytical mindset needed to make a positive impact in virtually any field in which you choose. Develop a product to help the lives of those with a disability, join a startup that’s working toward making housing more affordable through technology, or bring fresh food to a local neighborhood that the big chain grocery stores forgot about.

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Where entrepreneurship majors go.

Mount grads have a long history of building a better world through their entrepreneurial spirit. They've gone on to create organizations and companies, become venture capitalists, and both build and lead nonprofit and creative agencies.

Graduates take their entrepreneurial mindsets into industry where they're valued for their leadership, out-of-the-box thinking, persistence and ability to communicate across agency departments. Technology, hospitality, finance, marketing and international relations are a few of the fields in which our students pursue careers following graduation.

Top 10% The Mount is in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the long-term earnings for a four-year college degree.

About the Center.

The Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship is a one-of-a-kind resource for students majoring in entrepreneurship. The center provides students with co-curricular experiences such as workshops, exclusive networking, mentorship, innovative startup immersion, business plan competitions and immersive study through individualized experiential learning both on- and off-campus.

Meet Our Faculty

Michael Unruh

Michael Unruh

Director of the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship

1/19
Michael Barry

Michael Barry

Associate Professor

2/19
Emil Berendt

Emil Berendt

Assistant Professor

3/19
Donald Butt

Donald Butt

Associate Professor

4/19
Alejandro Canadas

Alejandro Canadas

Associate Professor

5/19
Josey Chacko

Josey Chacko

Assistant Professor

6/19
Corinne Farneti

Corinne Farneti

Associate Professor

7/19
Patrice Flynn

Patrice Flynn

Professor

8/19
Lawrence J. Hoffman

Lawrence J. Hoffman

Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Program / Assistant Professor

9/19
David Karn

David Karn

Lecturer

David Karn 10/19
10/19
Nancy Kimble

Nancy Kimble

Lecturer

Nancy Kimble 11/19
11/19
John Larrivee

John Larrivee

Associate Professor

12/19
Kevin Robinson

Kevin Robinson

Lecturer

13/19
John Sherwin

John Sherwin

Lecturer

John Sherwin 14/19
14/19
Raymond Speciale

Raymond Speciale

Associate Professor

15/19
Timothy Stanton

Timothy Stanton

Associate Professor

16/19
Solomon Tesfu

Solomon Tesfu

Associate Professor

17/19
Rev. Elias Yelovich

Rev. Elias Yelovich

Assistant Professor

18/19
Christina Yoder

Christina Yoder

Assistant Professor

19/19

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