Beginning Fall 2019
Inspired by the spirit of the wild west, informed by best practices in business management, you’ll learn to successfully bring your business ideas into the world. Based on the Business Administration platform, this program reaches into concepts such as opportunity recognition and idea creation, and grounds students in business plan development and the legal aspects of starting and running a business. You’ll be asked to call on your grit and resilience as well as your critical thinking skills through this program's many experiential learning opportunities and community connections.
Strengthening this program, and making it truly unique, are the community partnerships and relationships that contribute to students' education.
- Win the chance to own and operate a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store when you take the Applied Entrepreneurship course
- Win a piece of the $15,000 in cash awards to take your business off the ground in the Hawk Tank business plan competition
- Get connected to the Durango business community through guest lectures, internships (a required part of the major), and personalized mentoring relationships with local business owners.
Courses for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business major are selected to prepare you to enter the game fully equipped for success.
These are just some of the classes you can look forward to taking: