The Department of Entrepreneurship at Grove City College prepares and inspires principled, high-impact entrepreneurs whose innovations improve people’s lives and solve important problems.
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The entrepreneurship program at Grove City College consists of the Department of Entrepreneurship and the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation. The department provides students with academic experience while the center provides experiential learning opportunities focused on entrepreneurship and innovation for the entire student body, regardless of major. Together, the department and the center are committed to creating a dynamic entrepreneurial environment for Grove City College students to learn, grow, and experiment with real-world ideas and opportunities.
Our courses provide students with an understanding of the mechanics of the entrepreneurial process and the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs, engage in idea-generating culture, make ethical and faith-based decisions, create a mindset for blended value impact, and participate in cross-disciplinary work.
Entrepreneurship majors develop valuable, versatile skills such as business modeling, ideation, accounting, finance, marketing, technology, strategy, and creative problem-solving. Students learn how to conceptualize, finance, launch, manage, and harvest a wide variety of new ventures. These include commercial startups, social ventures, and the development of kingdom-minded enterprises that impact the commercial, social, and faith realms. Students may choose to apply their entrepreneurial knowledge to small businesses, family businesses, nonprofit organizations, or innovation initiatives within large corporations.
E+I has created an award-winning model for best practices in innovative entrepreneurship education. Original offerings, such as VentureLab, earned the program the national distinction of Model Emerging Program from USASBE. The award is given to new or revised entrepreneurship programs that demonstrate “signs of innovation, boldness, and student impact.”
The mission of the business programs at Grove City College is to prepare students to become effective and ethical leaders in business as well as in society. The mission incorporates the following learning outcomes:
Big school accreditations and opportunities, small-school feel. ACBSP Accreditation means Grove City College prepares graduates to enter the workforce.
The business program at Grove City College includes the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. All majors in all three departments are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a premier accrediting agency in business-related academics.
The Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation seeks to raise the arc of innovation across campus and elevate the discussion of what matters—values, judgment, and character—in the field of entrepreneurship education.
The idea that “there’s gotta be a better way” is central to entrepreneurship. At Grove City College, we think we’ve found a better way with a new approach that makes faith a central focus. Read about redemptive entrepreneurship in the latest issue of the GēDUNK, the Grove City College Alumni Magazine. The story starts on page 26.