You Can Now Get a Degree in Entrepreneurship. But Should You?

10 February 2017

If you want to be a doctor you go to medical school, if you want to be a lawyer you go to law school. Now if you want to become an entrepreneur, you can pursue that field of study, as well. Thanks to a new trend across the US and abroad, becoming a degreed entrepreneur is now a thing.

Is it Worth Pursuing?

The part that is murky is whether or not you need a degree to be an entrepreneur and of course, the flip side of that coin is that holding degree --alone, doesn't make you one either. It depends on the individual, Professor of Entrepreneurship at AoA San Francisco, Murray Newlands said in an article for Forbes.

The Scope of Learning

These programs involve the typical classroom setting with apprenticeships mixed in. Some of the required courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship Overview
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Revenues
  • Costs and Budgeting
  • Captial
  • Strategy and Perspectives
  • Business Planning and Perspective.

There are currently only a handful of colleges offering the undergraduate and Master's programs. Experts say that, just as there are no guarantees in entrepreneurial ventures, there is no guarantee that pursuing a degree will equal success.