Oct 22, 2011

Enterpreneurship and Carnegie Mellon - Tepper

Tepper’s aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to take advantage of the academic and extracurricular offerings of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship in Organizations MBA Track, the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership speaker series and the McGinnis Venture Competition are all products of this lively branch of the Tepper community. When the center was founded in 1972, it was one of the first institutions in the world to teach entrepreneurship in an academic setting. Since that time, it has dedicated itself to helping students learn the skills necessary to turn their business ideas into realities through courses on strategy, venture development and funding. Recently, the Jones Center has focused increasingly on the function of technology and the growing prevalence of new ventures in the life science industry.

Students who are especially interested in entrepreneurship can apply to become Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows with the DJC. In addition to completing the Entrepreneurship in Organizations Track and gaining valuable practical experience while studying under accomplished entrepreneurs in the Entrepreneurship faculty, Swartz Fellows also organize the Swartz Leadership Lectures and run the McGinnis Venture Competition, both of which are eagerly anticipated annual events on campus. During the summer following their first year at Tepper, many Fellows opt to intern at an entrepreneurial venture in the Pittsburgh area; others take advantage of the Jones Center’s new DJC Accelerator pilot program to found their own companies over the summer.

- by Clear Admit


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