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‘Unique Entrepreneurship Programs’

November 2, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan is recognized as offering classes and programs to help develop entrepreneurs in a new Forbes.com article. (Photo by Brad J. Ward)

Forbes.com Article Recognizes Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center

“Although enterprise building is all around us,” Robyn Shulman writes in her latest Forbes.com article, “there are still very few universities that offer entrepreneurship opportunities through their curriculums.”

Ohio Wesleyan University, Shulman continues, is among those institutions of higher learning that “provide students with the ability to learn, grow and thrive in a school and business environment.”

In her article, she recognizes The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and its mission “to enhance academic programs and provide real world opportunities to create future generations of business and world leaders.”

At Ohio Wesleyan, the article states, students are able to write proposals through The OWU Connection program to seek university-funded grants to research issues worldwide. Recent projects funded by OWU Theory-to-Practice Grants include students traveling to Australia with Justin Breidenbach, assistant professor of accounting, to study international financial reporting standards and students traveling to France to study the impact of local markets.

Ohio Wesleyan also offers fellowships that support the entrepreneurial spirit, Shulman’s article states, including the Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars Program and the new Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program, designed to help students learn to take action on their ideas, persevere through trials associated with their actions, and build a community to support their actions and ideas.

Ohio Wesleyan previously has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as being No. 17 among “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges 2015” and No. 1 among Ohio-based schools.