Entrepreneurship Fellows

The Entrepreneurship Fellows program brings together talented Smith School students to create an entrepreneurial chemistry that will stimulate the creation and growth of new high-potential enterprises. The Entrepreneurship Fellows program is a special, selective track of the general business major, providing four dedicated entrepreneurship courses which prepare students to develop great ideas into viable business ventures.

Dr. Oliver Schlake is the faculty champion for this program.

Curriculum: Two-year Program

  • BMGT 361 (Venture Management)
  • BMGT 365 (Entrepreneurial Finance)
  • BMGT 465 (Business Plan for the New Venture.)
  • BMGT 366 (Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies)

Co-curricular Activities

  • Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship activities and programs, including “Pitch Dingman” luncheons and business plan competition(s)
  • Annual student-led entrepreneurship conference
  • CEO student organization
  • Optional winter study trip (when offered)

Eligibility Requirements

Currently offered exclusively at the Shady Grove campus for students in the Management/Entrepreneurship major. Students apply as part of the general application to the Smith School at Shady Grove.