Western’s Entrepreneurship program is all about fresh thinking, positive impact and rising to challenges. And our setting in the eclectic Gunnison Valley reinforces such attitudes. We question the status quo by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks and accepting sensible failures. Professors with real-world entrepreneurial experiences present the curriculum. Our small classes help students develop personal relationships with local business owners and connect the classroom to the community in ways that encourage growth, leadership and commitment.
What Will You Learn? What Skills Will You Acquire?
Entrepreneurship at Western is anchored in the fundamentals of business, from accounting, marketing and economics, to management and strategy. You will learn to manage an enterprise as an innovative leader, as comfortable reinventing a critical business process as you are formulating strategy for the entire organization. Some of the skills Western Entrepreneurship students grow reach beyond operational fundamentals, including:
- Opportunity recognition
- Problem framing
- Design thinking
- Creative thinking
- Empathetic awareness
- Risk management