Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor with Course Clustering

Oklahoma State University, 2007 - $8,000

This grant supports the further development of an engineering entrepreneurship minor, encompassing course clustering beginning in the freshman year and combined engineering and business courses beginning in the sophomore year. Faculty will examine the retention rate, academic performance, and satisfaction with course clustering in the freshman year, followed by engineering- and business student-populated entrepreneurship courses leading to an entrepreneurship minor.

The project has several goals: to increase the number of engineering graduates by increasing the attractiveness of engineering programs with entrepreneurship offerings; retain students by making the business elements of entrepreneurship more accessible; and help students understand how sustainability, global impact, and social responsibility play a role in entrepreneurship.