"My classes in economics helped me understand the market and work out my own budgeting systems, while psychology classes laid the foundation for my market research."
Forbes magazine ranks Ohio Wesleyan as the No. 1 entrepreneurial college in Ohio, and 17th in the nation. Every student in every major can pursue their dream to become their own boss.
Ohio Wesleyan graduates have a reputation not only for getting jobs, but also for creating jobs. The success of our alumni in starting successful businesses led to the Forbes ranking - and to coverage as one of four colleges across the country that provide unique programs for entrepreneurship.
Through The OWU Connection, all students in all majors can gain training and real-world experience in entrepreneurship for business, the arts, and social services. Here are some of the opportunities available to OWU students:
- The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, & Entrepreneurship offers programs and classes to help students learn how business really works.
- The Carol Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program is creating the next generation of business trailblazers. The 2-year program helps students in any major develop their own entrepreneurial venture.
- The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center is a first-of-its-kind collaboration among OWU, Delaware County, and the City of Delaware creating a business incubator and education center on the OWU campus. The center provides assistance and student-interns for beginning entrepreneurs.
- The Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars Program encourages and nurtures the business and entrepreneurial ambitions of Ohio Wesleyan students. Corns Scholars combine classroom knowledge with the spontaneity of daily business applications and challenges, putting them a step ahead in the business world with future employers.
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