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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Lerner College December 16, 2019

Knowledge, skills, connections and resources are all necessary to launching startups, fostering innovation in an established company and even developing sustainable solutions to important societal problems. An entrepreneurship degree from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics prepares students to recognize opportunities, generate ideas, validate business models, influence others, bring innovative technologies to market and launch and grow new ventures.

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

What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is improving or creating a new product or process based on a new idea. In terms of business startup it refers to creating something new – while calculating and assuming the risks. The process involves drawing plans for starting up and actually running a business.

Is entrepreneurship a good career?

Students who receive a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship have the opportunity to further their education or start a full-time position. A degree in entrepreneurship gives individuals the tools to either start up their own business or work in well-established companies. Those choosing to further their education can receive a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship & technology innovation from the Lerner College.

How much can you make with an entrepreneurship degree?

After graduating in 2018, 93% of Lerner’s entrepreneurship graduates were employed and earning a median starting salary of $48,000 or pursuing further education.

What companies are hiring entrepreneurship majors?

While there are many companies that employ entrepreneurship majors, the top employers of Lerner’s entrepreneurship graduates include, but are not limited to:

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

What are common entrepreneurship degree job titles?

Job titles of recently graduated entrepreneurship majors from Lerner include:

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