Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in starting your own business? Are you interested in inventing new products and services? Do you want to be your own boss?

Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration can show you how and give you a head start to a successful venture creation experience and dynamic career in business.

Your first step here will be to customize your own degree path, in a program ranked in the top 50 in the nation by Princeton Review.

You will choose four approved electives that may include courses from Business, Economics and Engineering, in addition to completing the core Management program. Students in this concentration receive a Bachelor of Science in Management and so much more.

The New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship course will guide you through the creation of a new company around an innovative business idea in a project-based learning experience, with an emphasis on business planning for a venture-capital-scale enterprise. Every great entrepreneur must become a good intrapreneur, so the Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development course will equip you with the methods to innovate and build a continuing stream of new innovations. Courses in Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurial Thinking, Social Entrepreneurship and related subjects are available to round out your innovative abilities.

Not only will you learn the theory and concepts of leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship, you will put it into real world practice with one of the University’s employer partners in the Co-op program.

During your time here, you will spend 22 weeks on campus taking classes and 24 weeks working with an employer, picking up real world, hands-on experience in business working with partners such as Bosch Corporation, Ford Motor Company and LG Electronics.

Adding skills in innovation and entrepreneurship can prepare you for a wide variety of graduate programs and well-paying careers, from law and healthcare to sales and business management.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Why Kettering?

  • You want a complete entrepreneurial toolbox and network connections through industry partners, fellow engineers, and the Small Business Development Center, housed right on campus so that you can have the freedom to explore any industry path toward establishing your business of tomorrow.
  • Our faculty conduct research in Microenterprise, Lean Product Development, Small Business and Non-Profit Organizations, Entrepreneurship as an Anti-Poverty Strategy and Innovation Development Excellence.
  • You will have the opportunity to showcase your talent in DECA competitions or be involved in the Investment Club.