Why earn a degree in entrepreneurship at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Studying Entrepreneurship at UND means learning how to make big ideas come to life. You'll get hands-on experience working with real clients on real projects, and have an opportunity to learn with men and women who have started where you are now — and succeeded.

But as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, building something built to last takes more than just a concept. It means understanding business inside and out.

As an Entrepreneurship major, you'll be part of UND's Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, the largest business program in the state; your coursework will build a foundation in marketing, accounting, management and finance. Faculty have decades of experience in service, retail, international business, manufacturing and social enterprises.

Customize your program and select electives in small and family business, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, UAS, and new product development.

Accreditation by AACSB


This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

UND's Entrepreneurship Degree

  • Work with real businesses, solving real problems, at a for-credit internship.

  • Choose from a wide range of electives as you tailor your education to match your goals.

  • Gain investment experience using real money at the Dakota Venture Group, a student-managed venture fund.

  • This kind of training is unique: UND has one of just five Schools of Entrepreneurship & Management in the country.

  • Develop product and business ideas on campus at the Center for Innovation, Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center and James Ray Idea Lab.

  • Earn scholarships! In 2020, the School of Entrepreneurship & Management awarded over $89,000 to students.

Careers with an Entrepreneurship Major


Average salary of recent UND Entrepreneurship grads

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Entrepreneurship alums who are employed or in grad school

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Start your own business - or gain the skills you'll need to pursue these types of positions:

  • Business Developer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Business Consultant

When You Major in Entrepreneurship

A degree in Entrepreneurship gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Social Networks

UND Entrepreneurship Alumni

Entrepreneurship alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rsw Medical, Inc.
  • At&T, Inc.
  • Advanced Cell Training
  • American Family Insurance

Entrepreneurship Required Courses

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Proven Results

Entrepreneurship and MBA grad, Greg Syrup, thrives in his hometown as an angel fund manager.

Read Greg's Story

Ready to Lead

Pierson Painter keeps a close eye on his schedule. As a full-time college student and small business owner, Painter stays very busy hopping between jobs and classes. The entrepreneurship and marketing major has excelled, even winning a scholarship for his business plan.

Read Pierson's Story