Undergraduate Education



Fellows Program

Undergraduate Courses

The aim of these courses is to take the mystique out of entrepreneurship, exploring the tools and techniques that entrepreneurs use to maximize their chances of success. The sequence is more “hands on” than many traditional business school courses, and all classes are open to undergraduates outside the business school.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The minor will comprise four courses (12 credits), three of which will be required and one of which will be an elective. The course sequence will ensure the students who complete the minor will develop skills such as critical reasoning and decision-making in complex markets and industries, opportunity identification based on market and industry analysis, and design concepts for products and services.

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program (EFP) is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in understanding entrepreneurship. Open to students in all degree programs, Entrepreneurship Fellows explore the meaning of an entrepreneurial mindset and learn how to apply entrepreneurial problem-solving skills throughout their careers.

Additional Benefits

Preferred access to entrepreneurship courses and events
Access to internships and first-hand exposure to startup life
Introductions to experienced entrepreneurs and mentors
The chance to connect with peers who share your entrepreneurial interest


Applications for the Class of 2021 will open in the Fall of 2018. Students applying from outside the McDonough School of Business should check with their deans to make sure there are no conflicts with other degree or certificate requirements.



Entrepreneurship Fellows must complete the following sequence:
Compete in the StartupHoyas Challenge Pitch Competition
In additional, non-business school students must complete ACCT 001. A course in computer science/coding or financial management may be accepted as a substitute for this requirement at the discretion of the program directors.
Fellows will meet regularly throughout the program to work on potential venture ideas with mentors, faculty and other advisors. There is flexibility in scheduling these courses to allow students who spend a semester abroad to complete the fellowship.