Transform an Idea into Reality
Turn a business venture into a success by using creativity, strategy and problem-solving skills. A Bachelor of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Clarkson University can help you reach your dreams.
Why Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Clarkson?
If you want to be on the cutting edge of business, there is no place like Clarkson. Our programs are designed to help you spark original ideas, develop out-of-the-box solutions and use practical know-how to bring them to life. In the Reh School of Business, innovation is taught in our courses, experienced in our student initiatives and investigated in our research centers. We are considered education leaders in this area, with U.S. News & World Report ranking our program #36 in the nation and fourth in New York State.
The innovation and entrepreneurship major is interdisciplinary, flexible and hands-on. The skills you learn will be useful in established companies, startups or in your own business venture. This is your opportunity to turn a big idea into reality. Develop a product, from idea to launch. Explore strategies to create and grow an enterprise. Understand the rules and regulations to start a business. Develop marketing techniques to reach your target audiences.
We offer students ample opportunity to begin their own companies before graduation. Our faculty are renowned entrepreneurs and scholars who are eager to guide you. Receive one-on-one entrepreneurship coaching from experts. Enjoy unlimited access to our very own Innovation Hub and Clarkson Ignite, a campus-wide initiative that focuses on entrepreneurial problem-solving. You will graduate ready to hit the ground running.
What You'll Learn
You will complete classes in business fundamentals for the first two years of the program. You will then take the required courses for the major and other specialized courses. You can use electives to fulfill a minor or explore other fields.
The core requirements for the major are:
- Commercializing Innovation
- Consumer and Buyer Behavior
- Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development
- Designing and Leading Innovative Ventures
- Economics of Innovation
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy
- Marketing Research