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?
The School of Entrepreneurship is an academic department devoted solely to entrepreneurship.
Most of our professors have owned and grown their own businesses. 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-for-profit social venture
New business development or Research and Design sectors
Small or family businesses
Buying a franchise
93%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,
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