Marist Adds Entrepreneurship Concentration Option for Business Majors
November 13, 2018—The Marist College School of Management has added a concentration in entrepreneurship for undergraduate business majors.
The New York State Department of Education approved the new concentration earlier this month. The new concentration will require students to take 12 credit hours in courses such as Entrepreneurial Finance and New Product Development.
“This new option is a significant addition for our students,” said School of Management Dean Lawrence Singleton. “Entrepreneurship is an important focus in today’s economy. On campus we run several programs per year related to start-up ventures and students are eager to be part of them, so I know this concentration will be of keen interest for students who wish to embark on their own business ventures.”
The new concentration formalizes Marist’s commitment to entrepreneurial exploration. Every year, Marist students participate in Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, which allows enterprising students from colleges throughout the region to pitch their business ideas to local leaders. The Marist IDEA Center provides all Marist students with access to highly impactful and relevant co-curricular resources, experiences and opportunities to advance the pursuit of entrepreneurial initiatives. Recently, the College also hosted 3 Day Startup, an innovative, weekend-long, hands-on entrepreneurship education program.
Existing concentrations for business majors at Marist include: finance, human resource management, international business, and marketing.