The Simon School of Business, well known for its cross-functional approach to management education, is particularly well positioned to offer its MBA students an Entrepreneurship concentration for those interested in the area of startup ventures or managing small businesses. Recognizing the need for innovative business education, the School offers this concentration to teach students the skills needed in entrepreneurial start-up situations and small businesses: writing a business plan, financing a new venture, deciding whether to incorporate, and protecting intellectual property. The University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship works with the Simon School to identify partnerships with alumni, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations, and to develop new ways to teach entrepreneurship. Our innovative Internship Program offers an opportunity for selected students to work with senior management in entrepreneurial firms in the Rochester area. MBA and MS candidates may also join the Simon Entrepreneurs Association, a student-run organization.
Exciting new developments in entrepreneurship are underway at the Simon School, including the launch of the University of Rochester Student Incubator located at High Tech Rochester. Additionally, the Simon School has recently created a $1 million student-run Venture Capital Fund. Students involved in the fund will make early-stage venture capital investments with an emphasis on providing support for student-initiated startup ventures. The fund is made possible by philanthropic support from Simon alumni entrepreneurs. Visit the Simon School Venture Capital Fund site here.
The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship also administers the Master of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management, or TEAM, program. Designed for students with an engineering, applied sciences, or mathematics background, this joint degree program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a technical concentration of their choice through the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences while receiving a strong foundation in entrepreneurial management through courses at the Simon School.
Visit the University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship main website for more information about programs and events.