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This 36-credit, one year degree is one of the first specialized entrepreneurship programs of its kind. Students are exposed to cutting edge entrepreneurial theory, which they apply immediately by consulting for small business, commercializing UF technology, and creating their own businesses. Admitted students can expect:
- 3 required field experiences including startup consulting, a business launch and an immersive overseas experience
- Frequent interaction, guidance, and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs
- First class faculty who are thought leaders in their fields
- Meaningful coursework that encourages the practical application of current entrepreneurial theory
- The opportunity to earn a marketable skillset that will enhance your ability to launch your own company, or assist in the growth of an existing enterprise
- To gain a deeper understanding of international entrepreneurship through our global study tour
- A student-centric program with a staff that cares deeply about the success of its students
- Access to an exclusive Graduate Business School Career Services
- Exposure to the thriving startup community in Gainesville
An 8-week program whereby students work with a start-up organization to complete a project deliverable for the development of a new venture opportunity. Examples include customer analysis, competitive assessment, development of a marketing plan, financial due diligence, etc.
Integrated Technology Venture Program
A year-long program bringing together business, law and engineering students onto a multi-disciplinary project team tasked with the responsibility of developing a targeted technology commercialization plan and prototype. Program partners include the Office of Technology Licensing, the College of Engineering and the Levin College of Law.
A 16-week program that aligns new students with mentors in respective areas such as small businesses, high-growth enterprises, socially-responsible companies and the investment community. Includes networking activities, panel discussions and one-on-one advisement.
Seasoned entrepreneurs spend a week on campus working one-on-one with entrepreneurship students. Activities also include classroom lectures, advisement to GatorNest project teams and networking sessions. There is generally follow-up contact and correspondence by students with the entrepreneurs after the visits.
Entrepreneurship Speaker and Luncheon Series
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in intimate discussions with numerous entrepreneurs and investors from a variety of sectors and backgrounds.
Targeting a growing population of young, energetic entrepreneurs in Gainesville's innovation ecosystem, Start-Up Hour provides the perfect monthly venue for these change makers to network, share ideas, and establish partnerships.
Utilizing the case method and requiring students to complete a market-entry report, this course covers the intersection of entrepreneurship, international business, and global strategy.
The Global Entrepreneurship Study Program - Santiago, Chile
REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS - Designed to introduce students to global entrepreneurial perspectives and cultural differences, this week-long immersive experience in mid-October includes visits to centers of corporate innovation and business incubators, panel discussions with venture investors, entrepreneurs and small business owners, presentations by government support organizations and networking opportunities with entrepreneurship students.
The Sustainability Study Program - Costa Rica
Designed to introduce students to the special issues of doing business in a sustainable manner and in an international context, this course consists of two parts: a pre-trip course component and the week-long study tour. The pre-trip component will meet 3 or 4 Friday afternoons in January and February (dates to be decided) to gain knowledge of Costa Rican history and culture, business environment, the natural environment, and major industries. In addition, we will study readings on theories of sustainability. Costa Rica was chosen for its proximity to Florida, its accessibility, its varied industries, and its deliberate national strategy of balancing business competitiveness and considerations of humane labor practices and protecting the biologically diverse natural environment. Because it is a small, politically stable, and an open democracy, a visitor may to gain a 360 view of how the sustainability strategy works and does not work and what implications there are for doing business in the region.
The Technion Exchange Program - Haifa, Israel
Students have the opportunity to study abroad in Haifa, Israel as part of an exchange agreement with Technion University, Israel's premiere institute of science and technology. Students have the ability to take a variety of courses on topics of entrepreneurship, business innovation, and technology management as well as immerse themselves in Israeli culture.
Sogang and Ozyegin Exchanges
Students from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea and Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey have the opportunity to complete a dual masters degree in partnership with the Program, bringing diverse thinking and global perspectives to our classrooms.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the major opportunities and challenges facing social entrepreneurs and their ventures. Social entrepreneurship's rapid emergence over the past decade has coincided with the rise of information technology that has given individuals more power now than at any point in history. The social entrepreneurs question is simple: How can we use that power to make a positive, lasting contribution to society?
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
This course explores ethical and moral problems in business. It uses a variety of materials, including both classic and popular literature, to analyze and evaluate the manager's options and decisions. It is heavily discussion oriented. Subjects include ethical theories, the origins of moral and legal duties, whistle-blowing, bribery, drug testing, workplace safety, environmental responsibility, privacy, secrecy and disclosure, bluffing, lying, cheating, and stealing.
The Sustainability Study Program - Costa Rica (See above in Global)
Ethics Fellows Program
This seminar series brings students together with guest speakers for 8 discussions set throughout the year. Topics include sustainability, ethics and corporate social responsibility in the entrepreneurial setting.
Director - Entrepreneurship Degree Programs
352.273.0337 | Email (mse at warrington.ufl.edu)
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Application Deadlines & Start Dates
- For Spring Start: Dec 6 (extended deadline)
- For Summer Start: May 15
- For Spring Start: Oct 17
- For Summer Start: March 1
- Spring: Jan 3
- Summer: June 27