Change the world with your innovative ideas.

The entrepreneurship (ENTR) major will provide you with the knowledge, skills, connections and resources you need to launch a startup, foster innovation in an established company or develop sustainable solutions to important societal problems.

Technology innovation changes the world by creating new knowledge, disrupting established industries and reshaping career paths. The entrepreneurship major prepares you to adapt and thrive amidst this rapid change.

Through first-hand experience, you will learn to recognize opportunity, generate ideas, validate business models, influence others, bring innovative technologies to market and launch and grow new ventures. You’ll join other students and entrepreneurs through the programs of Horn Entrepreneurship.

Program Highlights

Focused Study

Enrollment in the ENTR major is limited to 30 students per year. This enables us to deliver a high-impact, small-school experience as well as the many opportunities associated with attending a major research university.

You’ll move through the program with the other students in your class as a cohort, completing required entrepreneurship courses and being immersed in the broader entrepreneurial community together. Seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders actively engage with you in all program courses and co-curricular activities.

Program Requirements

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year
First semester
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
ENTR 160 – Professional Development for Innovators
ENTR 350 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
History & Cultural Change Breadth (HCC)

Second semester
ENTR 161 – Professional Development for Innovators
ECON 100 – Economics Issues and Policies, ECON 101 – Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 103 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
MATH 115 – Pre-Calculus, MATH 117 – Pre-Calculus for Scientists & Engineers, MATH 221 – Calculus, MATH 241 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus A or MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
ENTR 356 – Creativity & Design Thinking or LEAD 300 – Leadership, Creativity & Innovation
CISC 101 – Principles of Computing, CISC 103 – Introduction to Computer Science with Web Applications, CISC 108 – Introduction to Computer Science I, MISY 225 – Introduction to Programming Business Applications or MISY 261 – Business Information Systems

Sophomore Year
First semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I
ENTR 158 – Inventions, Innovations and New Technologies or ENTR 260 – Land Your Dream Internship
ENTR 351 – Entrepreneurial Marketing
COMM 212 – Oral Communication in Business, HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations and Problem Solving, LEAD 209 – Presentation Strategies, THEA 204 – Introduction to Voice and Speech, THEA 226 – Fundamentals of Acting I or THEA 361 – Acting Tech for Business Professionals
MISY 225 – Introduction to Programming Business Applications, MISY 261 – Business Information Systems, or Free Elective
Entrepreneurship Elective

Second semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
ENTR 158 – Inventions, Innovations and New Technologies or ENTR 260 – Land Your Dream Internship
ENTR 355 – User-Centered Research Methods for Entrepreneurs
ENTR 253 – Individual Leadership – Building a Foundation for Success or ENTR 353 – ENTR Apprentice: Leadership & Influence
Technical Competency

Junior Year
First semester
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
ENTR 452 – Entrepreneurial Selling or BUAD 470 – Sales Management and Selling
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
Entrepreneurship Elective
Technical Competency

Second semester
BUAD 306 – Introduction to Service & Operations Management
ENTR 455 – Capstone Experience
ACCT 352 – Law and Social Issues in Business or ENTR 457 – Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
Technical Competency
Breadth or Free Elective

Senior Year
First semester
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
ENTR 364 – Entrepreneurship in Practice or ENTR 461 – Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship
Technical Competency
Creative Arts & Humanities (CAH) Breadth or Free Elective
Breadth or Free Elective

Second semester
Entrepreneurship Elective
International Course
Technical Competency
Breadth or Free Elective


Career Opportunities

After graduating in 2018, 93% of Lerner’s entrepreneurship graduates were employed (earning a median starting salary of $49,688) or pursuing further education. For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.

Top Employers

Some of the top employers of Lerner’s entrepreneurship graduates include:

  • Barclays
  • Blue Hen Dental
  • Indeed
  • Northbound Executive Search
  • SEI
  • University of Delaware

Top Jobs

Job titles of recent graduates with a entrepreneurship degree include:

  • Co-founder/CEO
  • Director of Business Development
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Sales Support Coordinator
  • Interim Director

Visit the Career Outcomes of Lerner entrepreneurship students to see more top employers, job titles, salaries and locations.

News

  • Blue Hens of a Feather: Building from the Ground Up - Two Lerner alums created a company with the support of UD Horn Entrepreneurship and now their startup, Wilminvest, is working to fix the existing model of providing housing and services to the needy.
  • Lerner Grads Earn More - Class of 2018 graduates of the University of Delaware’s Lerner College are earning above-average starting salaries, beating national starting salary averages by up to 20%.
  • My Summer Internship: Lexi Gilbert - Lexi Gilbert, Class of 2020, double major in marketing and entrepreneurship & technology innovation, spent her summer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a marketing intern at Comcast NBCUniversal.
  • Lerner, Horn recognize alumni entrepreneurs - The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and Horn Entrepreneurship announce recipients of the inaugural Blue Hen 17&43 awards
  • Hen Hatch, Delaware’s premier startup funding competition - The University of Delaware’s Hen Hatch provides opportunities for UD students, faculty, staff and alumni to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid