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Entrepreneurship

Start a business — or don’t. Choosing a journey in entrepreneurship doesn’t lock you into the world of startups, but this is definitely the place to be if you want to start something.

The entrepreneurship major offers more than most. Here you have access to the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship staff and programs, including the new Student Innovation Center on central campus. These state-of-the-art resources enhance your classroom experience by providing opportunities to collaborate with other entrepreneurial-minded students across campus. Together, you can pitch your ideas, receive feedback, and network with successful entrepreneurs. Participate in CYstarters, the first student accelerator at Iowa State. Work part-time in the CyBIZ Lab where you collaborate with other students to solve challenges for real businesses. It will never be dull!

Our 2021 Graduates

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Make an Impact

A degree in entrepreneurship is an asset if you’re a creative thinker, providing you with an important foundation to help you navigate your career, no matter how many exciting twists or turns you take on your path. Here, you can start a business, help a business grow, work at your family business, or be a spark of energy within a large company or a non-profit organization. A degree in entrepreneurship prepares you for this and more. 

Entrepreneurs learn from their successes, and their failures, in order to improve the world around them. Whether you want to start your own business, or not, a degree in entrepreneurship helps you gain experience, develop entrepreneurial skills, build a personal network, and resume — all before graduation. Classes are taught by creative faculty members who are dedicated teachers and researchers. The Ivy entrepreneurship curriculum blends cutting-edge theories and concepts with the essential real-world skills needed for a successful entrepreneurial career. Here, you will focus on problem-solving and hands-on learning. 

Real-World Experience

CyBiz Lab students

Set yourself up for success by getting real-world experience at CyBIZ Lab. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you will collaborate with other students to help real businesses find solutions. As a student, you’ll gain valuable experience and grow your leadership skills. Learn more.

  • Entrepreneurship is open to all Iowa State University students

  • You can double major in entrepreneurship and another major

  • All Iowa State students can minor in entrepreneurship