Entrepreneurs are passionate, visionary, persistent, energetic and creative. They are confident, comfortable taking risks and can deal with uncertainty. These are traits and skills that will serve you well whether you are starting a new business that will change the world, or working in an established company. Entrepreneurialism is really a state of mind.
At the Collat School of Business we teach students how to "think entrepreneurially." Through courses taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and world-class professors combined with real world experience in our Innovation Lab, students gain both fundamental knowledge and hands on practical experience working with real companies to solve real problems that will serve them well regardless of the career they pursue.
Each of these programs is designed to help you think entrepreneurially and innovatively. You do not have to have an idea for a business or even plan to start one to participate in any of these programs.
This experiential program is designed for students in any major other than business. It is designed to complement your core skills and knowledge from your chosen major. Upon completion you’ll be ready to launch a new venture around your passion, contribute to a team or growing company and think entrepreneurially regardless of your chosen career.
This experiential program is designed for students pursuing business majors. It is designed to supplement your business knowledge with a deep dive into creative problem solving, business model development and skills need to start or contribute immediately to new business.
This experiential program also known as the Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship is designed for any graduate student or individual who has completed an undergraduate degree. It is designed to walk you through the process and requisite skills for moving an idea from conception to market introduction and beyond. The emphasis is on new business formation though other forms of commercialization are explored.
See full listing of undergraduate and graduate courses offered through the Collat School of Business.
Students need industry experience. Startups need talent that doesn't break their budget. ENT 445 is a for-credit entrepreneurship internship that bridges the gap between UAB students and startups to meet those needs.