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What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, whether it is in the context of a new venture or within an existing firm, focusing on three areas: developing an entrepreneurial mindset, learning how to manage a small or family business, and learning how to innovate and lead change.

Why entrepreneurship at OSU?

Our program focuses on four areas: developing an entrepreneurial mindset, learning how to launch a business, learning how to manage and grow a small or family business, and leading change in an existing organization. The undergraduate program is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 programs in the nation by the Princeton Review. The Riata Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an outreach center that support students through competitions, workshops, one-on-one mentoring and access to funding for new ventures.

Career paths

An Entrepreneurship major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

95%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Student Success in Business Plan Competitions

Students compete in national business plan competitions. School of Entrepreneurship graduate-level teams placed 1st and 2nd in the prestigious state-wide LOVE’s Cup competition in 2018. Students also have access to entrepreneurship-specific internships, competitions, study abroad trips and scholarships.

OSU students winning the LOVES cup competition


Eastin Center for Career Readiness 

Through the Eastin Center, Spears Business supports our students’ professional growth from awareness, to acquisition of knowledge, to practice and feedback and ultimately successful implementation.

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