Lake Erie College strives to thread entrepreneurship into all of its academic programs. The College also currently offers three formal options for entrepreneurial studies, the major in Entrepreneurship Studies, minor in Entrepreneurship Studies and the major in Equine Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship Studies (Major) - Bachelor of Science
The Entrepreneurship Major at Lake Erie College integrates a contemporary liberal arts education with a solid foundation of management tools from traditional business disciplines. Within this context, students are coached to recognize and assess opportunities, master their communication skills, participate and lead effectively within a team environment and develop comprehensive implementation plans. Whether market-based or within a not-for-profit environment, Entrepreneurship Majors are prepared to create new ventures; both as stand-alone entities and within existing organizational structures. Specific entrepreneurial experiences in both the classroom and the community provide students with relevant hands-on opportunities for participative learning applications as well as active mentoring by Lake Erie College Entrepreneurs-in-residence and faculty with entrepreneurial experience.
Entrepreneurship Studies (Minor)
Will provide the opportunity for students from any major to develop the skills and experiences that will facilitate the students efforts in transforming ideas into enterprises that create value. A specific set of knowledge and experiences in the areas of planning, risk-taking, market analysis, problem-solving, and creativity are included in the minor.
Equine Entrepreneurship (Major) - Bachelor of Science
The equine entrepreneurship degree program is a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on the core business management and equine studies courses required to be a successful entrepreneur in the equine industry. This unique program will unite strong business acumen with equine knowledge base and skills that are essential to the success of all equine ventures.
Lake Erie College is the first in the nation to offer this major. Students will gain an understanding of the scope of the equine industry and its economical value to society. Students will also obtain the management skills necessary for a successful venture development in the equine industry. Furthermore, the program includes a consulting experience with equine business ventures and experience in the development of a business plan for a start-up equine venture. Equine health care and prevention is also explored within the new major.