Webster University’s entrepreneurship program empowers students to explore innovative
approaches to start new ventures or help grow existing ventures. Students learn how
to recognize and assess business opportunities, conduct economic and resource feasibility
analyses, and develop an entrepreneurial plan of action. Expert faculty promote entrepreneurial
thinking among students and help them to develop the necessary real-world skills for
founding and growing an entrepreneurial venture.
Students demonstrate these skills by developing and presenting a viable business plan
to a review panel made up of successful entrepreneurs in the capstone course. Opportunities
to connect with the entrepreneurship community, conduct research and get involved
in the Entrepreneurship Club help students build a network of connections and resources
that are vital to success.
As part of the degree program, qualified students may apply to participate in an
elective experiential learning course, the Entrepreneurship Practicum. Undergraduate
students in a wide variety of degree programs can opt to add a targeted certificate
in entrepreneurship with an emphasis in the following areas:
- Audio Production
- Sports Business
- Graphic Design
- Mobile Computing
- Film, Television and Video Production
St. Louis supports an active start-up community, with opportunities for funding, networking
and growth for Webster student entrepreneurs. Arch Grants conducts an annual Global Startup Competition in St. Louis, and students can get involved with the Annual Startup Talent Showcase. Weekly Venture Cafe gatherings provide opportunities, to learn, connect and collaborate.
Entrepreneurship Academic Programs
To read about specific program requirements, course options, learning outcomes and
how to apply, click on a program from the following list:
*The U.S. Department of Education defines Gainful Employment program criteria and
data requirements. View this program’s Gainful Employment Disclosure at http://www.webster.edu/consumers/gainful-employment/undergraduate/entrepreneurship/gedt.html to see important information about the education debt, earnings and completion rates
of students who attended this program.