Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship?
[Yes, and these schools do…]
The Entrepreneurial Educational Landscape:
1947 First MBA entrepreneurship course offered at Harvard.
1953 Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered at New York University
1954 Small Business Management, first MBA small business course offered at Stanford.
1967 First contemporary MBA entrepreneurship courses introduced at Stanford & New York Universities.
1970 First entrepreneurship center, the Caruth Institute of Owner-Managed Business, established at Southern Methodist University.
1975: 104 colleges/universities have entrepreneur courses in 1975.
1986: nearly 600 undergraduate schools had courses in entrepreneurship.
1990s: 2/3s of high school students wanted to become entrepreneurs.
By 2013: more than 5,000 courses in entrepreneurship offered at 2,600 schools.
Why Entrepreneurial Startups are Important:
23 million: number of small businesses in America.
55: percentage of all jobs created by small businesses
The number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982.
As of March 2011, there are an average of 320 new businesses launched every month, for every 100,000 U.S. adults. That’s 543,000 new U.S. companies every month.
Nearly 30 percent of new business startups by people age 20-34.
39.8 percent of the nation’s current 11.5 million entrepreneurs belong to non-Caucasian ethnicities. 22.9 percent are Latino.
Entrepreneurial companies (fast growth companies under 5 years old) have added 40 million jobs to the U.S. economy over the past 30 years.
Entrepreneurial Demographics, Do YOU fit the profile?
Still think you have it in you to be an entrepreneur? Here are some facts:
1. The average and median age of company founders when they started their current companies is 40.
2. 95.1 percent earn bachelor’s degrees, and 47 percent have more advanced degrees.
3. Less than 1 percent come from extremely rich or extremely poor backgrounds
4. Majority of the entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs.The average number of businesses launched by respondents was approximately 2.3.
5. Entrepreneurs are usually better educated than their parents.
Top 5 Colleges Offering Online MBA degrees in Entrepreneurship
• Oklahoma State University: The School of Entrepreneurship’s Riata Center for Entrepreneurship.
• University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.: The University of Florida’s Warrington College of 3. Business Administration in the Hough Graduate School of Business.
• Washington State University: WSU College of Business.
• Southern New Hampshire. All courses, including International MBA program, offered online
• Drexel University, Philadelphia. LeBow College of Business.