The Burton D. Morgan Program in Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Education builds a wide range of interdisciplinary skills that provide students maximum flexibility and preparation for the future. Such abilities include critical thinking, imaginative problem-solving, recognition of opportunity and the ability to break out of established paradigms.
What makes entrepreneurship education distinctive is its focus on the realization of opportunity. Opportunities can be realized in several ways -- Commercial entrepreneurship: open a new business; Intrapreneurship: promote innovation or introduce new products, services or markets in existing firms; Social entrepreneurship: create charitable organizations designed to be self-supporting in addition to doing their good works; and Public Sector Entrepreneurship which includes an increased focus on innovation and customer service.
The Burton D. Morgan Program in Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Education was created to assist students in making those necessary connections among liberal arts education and real world entrepreneurial applications. It consists of six initiatives:
Student Organization Activities
Internships & Ventures
Through program initiatives, students learn how to recognize opportunity, harness the resources to exploit that opportunity, exercise their creativity, create sustainable solutions, take the inherent risks, and participate in the rewards. These initiatives are structured to operate through collaborations across the campus, benefiting from partnerships with Organizational Studies, the Center for Career Exploration and Development, and Service Learning.