A Program for Tomorrow’s Self-Starters
Marist students are self-motivated and are focused on turning their ideas into reality. As an Entrepreneurship student at Marist, you’ll ensure the odds are in your favor by learning what it takes to bring an idea from concept to product, and then applying that theory into practice long before you graduate.
An innovative curriculum...
Along with the courses you’ll take in the Business Administration major, the entrepreneurship concentration includes classes in:
- Entrepreneurship — Examine topics related to developing successful business ideas and creating, managing, and growing an entrepreneurial firm.
- Innovation Management and New Product Development — Learn how to develop new products and services and manage the innovation process.
- Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship — An in-depth examination of entrepreneurship topics including starting new businesses, financing strategies, supply chain and inventory management, and staffing challenges.
- Finance for Entrepreneurs — Focus on the financial challenges that entrepreneurs face, such as raising startup funds, customer acquisition costs, cash and receivables management, and liability issues.
...to inspire action in entrepreneurship.
Not every college student receives a special shout-out in the State of the County address, but then again, not every college student is Dana Jones ’20. Jones is an entrepreneur, innovator, and master networker who launched a business called Accessadoor, a phone app that breaks down barriers by making doors more accessible to those with disabilities. Since transferring to Marist from Dutchess Community College (DCC) as a Business Administration major with a concentration in entrepreneurship, Jones has further developed Accessadoor, which is soon to begin a beta-testing phase on 150 doors across the campuses of Marist, DCC, and the Culinary Institute of America, as well as in several buildings owned by Dutchess County.
Apply your coursework to practice...
Marist’s approach to all programs creates a unique balance of theory and practice, and the entrepreneurship program is no exception. Alongside coursework, entrepreneurship students have a number of opportunities for hands-on experience to provide an edge when they enter the workforce:
- Startup Weekend: Students progress from product idea to final pitch in one weekend.
- NYS Business Plan Competition: Students vie for seed money in this new-venture contest.
- Bloomberg terminals: Utilize real-time financial data in our Investment Center.
- Hudson Valley Startup Fund: Meet face-to-face with entrepreneurs and investors.
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.