UMC Business Department
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Entrepreneurship Program Key Features
- The underlying quality of a successful entrepreneur is the ability to create and develop sustainable business ideas and adapt to changing conditions. Students will learn and refine a broad range of skills including opportunity recognition, applied creativity, small business finance, and business plan and strategy development.
- As the applied learning campus of the U of M system, UMC hires faculty and staff who work to ensure our graduates can make an immediate contribution to their employer’s efforts. Our faculty mentors, staff advisors, and curriculum help students take control of their career by gaining a sound base of theoretical knowledge and a strong grasp of how to approach problems and opportunities in a fast-changing world.
- The University of Minnesota Crookston has a tradition of providing experiential learning, and its Business Department has long embraced an applied approach to course delivery, infusing significant “learning by doing” elements into its curriculum.
- As part of its land-grant mission, UMC is dedicated to serving the economic and social needs of the region and state. A student majoring in Entrepreneurship can enhance the work of the UMC’s Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) and Economic Development Assistance (EDA) Center in assisting entrepreneurs and economic development entities in their efforts to build businesses, communities, and regions. Through course-based team projects and coordination of internships, students gain experience and assist CRES and EDA in helping actual clients make better decisions about future actions.
- Student exposure to these field-based projects enhances their learning and provides them the opportunity to start developing a network of contacts, further enhancing their options for employment in the region after graduation.
- UMC’s Business Department also offers majors and minors in Accounting, Finance, Management, Manufacturing Management, Marketing, Quality Management, and Sport and Recreation Management. Students may wish to double-major or select minors that further enhance their career plans. Another popular major that works well with Entrepreneurship is Communication, which is offered by UMC’s Liberal Arts and Education Department as both a major and a minor.
- UMC graduates possess a sound working knowledge of finance, creativity, and business planning, and they benefit from the real life experience of others. This education gives graduates a prospective edge in the labor market. Taken together, all these elements add up to an exceptional educational experience for students completing a major in Entrepreneurship at UMC.
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