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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you outgoing and persuasive? Have innovative ideas for better ways to do something, or like to help others with their ideas? Launch yourself with this unique major.

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From Steve Jobs to Oprah Winfrey to Mark Zuckerberg, entrepreneurial thinkers can spot a business opportunity and seize it. Whether you want to start your own company, help someone with their big idea, or innovate within an existing organization, a major in entrepreneurship and innovation gives you the skills to carve out your niche as an innovator. Your creative mindset will be equally valuable in a new business or an existing one. Learn to gather resources, recruit talent, design a business model, develop products or services, communicate a compelling vision, and manage and grow an organization.

A BBA in entrepreneurship and innovation is a degree with endless possibilities for success. Graduate students pursuing a full-time MBA can add entrepreneurship as a concentration.

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Sample Courses


  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity
  • New Venture Development
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Organization Management
  • Raising Entrepreneurial Capital
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Special Admission Requirements


  • Attend the Neeley School’s First-Year Symposium
  • Pass Microsoft certification
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Complete 24 credit hours at end of your first year

Our Faculty


You’ll learn from successful entrepreneurs and leading academics in entrepreneurship and innovation who will engage you in meaningful dialogue, creative thinking and ethical decision making. They bring to the classroom a wealth of experience starting successful companies, helping small businesses, advising family businesses and innovating existing businesses. They rank highly among students for mentorship, academic experience and teaching quality. They are renowned and respected experts who are frequently called upon for insights into current news stories.

What Sets Us Apart


TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Take advantage of competitions, internships, expertise and hands-on opportunities to sharpen your skills and strategies.

Values and Ventures Competition – Got a business idea that solves a social, cultural or environmental issue? You could win cash to fund it at our prestigious international competition held at TCU each spring.

Entrepreneurship Club at TCU – Meet other entrepreneurial thinkers just like you, from all across campus. Open to any major, the E-ship Club puts you in touch with alumni and friends who share their successes and welcome you to their companies.

Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund – Need money to make your business idea a reality? Want to practice what it’s like to invest in startups? Entrepreneur or investor, this student-run fund—with real money— gives you experience on both sides.

Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program – Experience every aspect of entrepreneurship – marketing, accounting, supply chain and more – as you work alongside the founders at TECH Fort Worth business incubator.

Career Prospects


Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the world’s economy by creating opportunities and innovations. Even if you don’t want to run your own business or manage a family business, every organization needs people with entrepreneurial skills and innovative capabilities. With a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation – and with motivation, resilience and creativity – you can be successful in any field: health care, real estate, marketing, advertising, communications, accounting, social entrepreneurship, ranch management, small business, dance, art and more. Like entrepreneurial ideas, your choices are endless.