Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business.
This degree is in the context of a new venture or within an existing firm focusing
on three areas including 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 including 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.
An Entrepreneurship major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career
New venture creation
For-profit or non-profit social ventures
New business development or research and design sectors
Small or family businesses
Buying a franchise
95%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of
Student Success in Business Plan Competitions
Students compete in national business plan competitions. School of Entrepreneurship
graduate-level teams placed 1st in the prestigious state-wide LOVE’s Cup competition in 2018, 2022 and 2023. Students
also have access to entrepreneurship-specific internships, competitions, study abroad
trips and scholarships.