Innovation and entrepreneurship offers the ability to take your current passion or idea and make it a reality.

With the skills and knowledge that Clarkson provides, you can transform new or existing start-ups into success. The skills learned here are sought both in industry and education, allowing you limitless opportunities to stretch your skills.

Innovation and entrepreneurship at Clarkson leverages your strengths by offering a cross-disciplinary, flexible program providing the knowledge and skills to develop and manage innovation opportunities and processes. Our curriculum involves planning and commercializing innovations and helps you to expand your personal goals. You participate in and manage the product development process, understand the legal and policy issues associated with new ventures and stimulate/manage the creation of new business enterprises within an existing corporate structure and as a start-up enterprise.

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Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, you will have the skills, tools and knowledge to pursue multiple career interests. Some of those careers are listed below:

  • brand manager
  • consultant
  • recruiting coordinator
  • product design specialist
  • marketing analyst
  • GBS consultant
  • new business processor
  • director of internet marketing
  • entrepreneur
  • innovation strategist
  • project director
  • legal and compliance assistant
  • inside sales executive
  • marketing director
  • advertising sales
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The Innovation and Entrepreneurship program consists of 42 credit hours in foundation coursework in business and 30 credits of specialized courses. Fifteen credit hours of electives are also required for completion of the degree, and since 50 percent of the coursework must be taken outside the School of Business, most electives will be non-business courses taken in other disciplines, such as engineering or science. Take courses such as :

  • Marketing Research
  • Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development
  • Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation I & II
  • Introduction to Customer-Focused Design
  • Designing and Leading Innovative Ventures

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major Curriculum


Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your innovation and entrepreneurship degree.

Clarkson Minors

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

At Clarkson, you will be able to pursue research topics that are of interest to you. Individual professors in the business department offer a variety of opportunities for participation in different research projects, and they will work closely with you to determine which areas work best for you.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

All students participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals. Recent internship employers include

  • AXA Equitable
  • Keyence
  • Upbeat Studios
  • Empire Vision Centers
  • Calcus Publishing
  • IBM
  • Jobspring Partners
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Wellington Management
  • New Hampshire Junior Monarchs
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Travelers Company
  • Schneider Electric
  • RMS-Research and Marketing Strategies
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