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» Entrepreneurship Program

Why Learn About Entrepreneurship?

Are you an innovator? Do you want to run your own business? Or are you just curious about being an entrepreneur?  

There are many benefits to learning more about entrepreneurship: 

  • Gives you confidence to run your own company 
  • Provides you with frameworks to get your business up and running rapidly 
  • Makes your startup more likely to receive funding, or organic growth 
  • Gives you a foundation for how to market and sell your product and/or services 
  • Instills an entrepreneurial mindset even if you work at a large corporation 
  • Employers love to hire graduates with a minor or emphasis in entrepreneurship  

Courses in Entrepreneurship

The Leatherby Center hosts a variety of classes that will give you the confidence and foundation to run your own venture. Our courses include: 

  • How to Run a Successful Business 
  • Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship 
  • Protecting Ideas and Innovation 
  • Customer Acquisition and Insights 
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing 
  • Entrepreneurial Finance 
  • Global Entrepreneurship 
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Corporate Sustainability Management 
  • Entrepreneurial Failure 
  • Blockchain for Business 

Check out the current course catalog for details.

Meet Our Professors

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Jake Aguas Ph.D. (ABD)

Adjunct Clinical Professor
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Dave Carlson

Adjunct Professor
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Ray Chan

Adjunct Professor
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Pete Evanow

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Eric Jaegers

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Mario Leone

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Rhonda Longmore Grund

Adjunct Professor
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Joshua Schraeder

Adjunct Professor
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Lotus Thai

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Matt Wiech

Adjunct Professor
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Cynthia West Ph.D

Associate Professor

Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Chapman University offers both a minor and an emphasis in entrepreneurship. If you are a business student you can add an emphasis in entrepreneurship to your degree. If you are a non-business major, you can add a minor in entrepreneurship.

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The Leatherby Center is an incubator for startups. We offer a structured program guiding entrepreneurs from idea to business plan. Students, staff, and alumni may apply.

Get Involved

Learn about the multiple ways to get involved by visiting our various program pages.