Entrepreneurs have the drive to do the impossible. At the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, our AACSB accredited business school offers an entrepreneurship degree to those looking to gain the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in the business world. We encourage people like you to go beyond the comfortable to achieve your dreams of opening your own company.
Entrepreneurship majors will have the unique opportunity to put your skills to the test by running an idea through a semester of classes in which they will present to business owners throughout the area. This will give you real-life experience while networking to potential future employers.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds.
Entrepreneurship majors have the opportunity to apply for scholarships specific to the entrepreneurship program. Upperclassmen specifically could potentially receive the Stacey Hanke Entrepreneurship Student Scholarship, a $3,500 renewable scholarship awarded to those who have financial need, demonstrated solid academic performance, and involvement in civic or community opportunities on campus or off. Recipients must exhibit leadership in CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization) or other business management organizations.
Learn more about other opportunities to receive aid by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire is here to support your educational journey. We know that financial aid is an important factor when choosing a college to attend. Our student support office, Blugold Central, is available to answer any questions you may have regarding financial aid.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UWEC
Entrepreneurship program details
- Program length: Four years
- Availability: Campus
- Entrepreneurship minor
- Entrepreneurship Certificate
- Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
Accreditation information: Accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.
Our entrepreneurship program is one of the most comprehensive programs in the state. Faculty and area business people help students develop their own business plans. Graduates can even compete for start-up funds through the Blugold Angel Fund.
Pitch your ideas to business professionals. Each year, entrepreneurship majors have the opportunity to sell their idea to business experts in an event we like to call Swim with the Sharks. We know it can be hard to muster up the courage to get started on your dreams, so we are inspired to help spark your potential. You can look forward to participating in this as you get immersed in the entrepreneurship program at UW-Eau Claire.
You'll join a community of go-getters. The community of entrepreneurship majors and faculty will inspire you to go after your dreams. The faculty at UW-Eau Claire are always willing to lend a helping hand during your time here and strive to give you unique opportunities to meet other successful business professionals. You'll learn from people who care.
With an entrepreneurship degree, you will be able to have the confidence to go out into the real world and succeed in your business ventures. We will also teach you practical skills in similar subject matters that you can leverage in an interview.
Where are entrepreneurship degree alumni now?
- Content creator, Youtube; Wisconsin
- Program manager, MatrixCare; Minnesota
- Event manager; Jonnies
- Business consultant
- Business owner
- Sales person
- Mid-level management
Our mission, 'We prepare you for success' means the education you receive at the College of Business will serve you well now and throughout your lifetime, no matter what path your definition of success takes you.
In addition to the required business core classes you will take as an entrepreneurship major, you will take a series of four entrepreneurship classes that will allow you to develop a concept from start to finish, learn the inner workings of how to create your own business, and give you the tools you'll need to succeed in the real world. In fact, you'll work with businesses right here in Eau Claire to further develop your connections to individuals in the community.
Graduation requirements for entrepreneurship degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Entrepreneurship Required Classes (18 credits)
Entrepreneur Program Electives (14 credits)
View more in course catalog.
Top classes for entrepreneurship majors
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
New Venture Feasibility
New Venture Start-Up and Growth
Business Plan Considerations and Drafting