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 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
94%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or continued education within 3 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