When you think entrepreneurship,
think of Iowa State University!

At Iowa State, you have many entrepreneurial opportunities: a major, minor, online certificate, master’s, and PhD. These programs are all supported by an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem that includes the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, the Student Innovation Center, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Iowa State University Research Park as well as the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business.

Start Something!

Your opportunities in entrepreneurship are endless. You may choose to start your own business, hire employees, and become the engine of our economy. If you don’t want to start something, that’s OK! Use your entrepreneurial skills and join a startup, small business, large corporation, or non-profit organization. Entrepreneurial students fit in anywhere. We’re here to help guide and support you as you explore your options.

Create your own educational experience where innovation is nurtured. Through Iowa State’s Start Something network, you can find academic opportunities, all fostering innovation or entrepreneurship in your favorite area of study, which range from credit-earning coursework to capstone projects to internships.

At the Ivy College of Business, we have a long history of supporting entrepreneurs. It’s at the heart of what we do here.

Our role at the Ivy College of Business is to inspire, educate, and support students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. We bridge the academic and business communities while supporting entrepreneurs both on and off campus.”

Dean David Spalding

David Spalding
Raisbeck Endowed Dean
Ivy College of Business

Choose the university ranked #11 for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review. That makes us #3 in the Midwest and #1 in Iowa!