Do you dream of opening your own business or being CEO of your own company? Do you have a pioneering business idea that you would love to put into action? Or an innovative product design that you can already envision on store shelves? If you are at all inspired by a business venture, pursuing entrepreneurship studies may be the next best step for you.
Thinking about starting your own business is a strong indicator that you are a true entrepreneur at heart. What many people do not realize, however, is that it takes more than a great concept to achieve long-term success. Successful entrepreneurship is not an idea, but rather, a commitment to turning that idea into a profitable business. In this sense, it is a process. It is seeing an opportunity, grasping it tight, and persevering with that opportunity in hand. As Forbes puts it, entrepreneurship is to “define, invest, build, repeat.” Define, invest, build and repeat.
In the United States, approximately 800,000 new businesses are started each year by entrepreneurs. And in just fifteen weeks’ time, one of these new businesses could be yours.
Are you ready to become a successful entrepreneur? Then it is time to ready yourself, to become not only an innovator but also a leader; to become not only a dreamer but also a doer. That is where Goodwin College can help. Our Entrepreneurship Program will allow you to take your visions from paper to reality. Through our standard 15-week courses or our accelerated 7.5-week program, we will give you the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to launch, operate, and grow your own business.
Let’s take a closer look at what the Entrepreneurship Program entails.
Goodwin’s Entrepreneurship Program is a focal component of our robust Business Administration degree program. Built on the fundamentals of planning, leadership, and development, this program aims to address all of the qualifications prioritized by employers today – management, communication, people skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and perseverance.
We understand that, to become a successful entrepreneur, one must be well-versed in everything from marketing to fiscal practices, or business ethics to effective communication. With each entrepreneurship course at Goodwin College, students learn to:
- Evaluate market sustainability
- Craft business plans
- Develop and present business pitches
- Access resources
- Engage prospective business partners
- Manage people
- Maintain a competitive edge
- Develop products
- Gain market share
If you choose to pursue the entrepreneurship option at Goodwin, you will become proficient in:
- Business law and ethics
- Corporate social responsibility
- Strategic planning
- Successful leadership
- Effective forecasting
- Economic theory
- Accounting, budgeting, and marketing fundamentals
At Goodwin College, our goal is to merge the classroom with real-world experience. Our Entrepreneurship Program is exemplary of this, converging small business management with hands-on business practice. From day one of the program, we will encourage you to build and advance a business plan that is relevant to your career aspirations, one that leverages your coursework, your experience, and your creativity to fullest capacity. Through our flexible entrepreneurship courses, you will even have the opportunity to tailor your degree and schedule to meet your specific career goals.
We believe in providing an innovative and entrepreneurial education. We believe in helping students to nurture their creativity into thriving business ventures. We believe in you.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.