Entrepreneurship Education and Leadership for Undergraduates

Cornell is a world-class university whose colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study. Many of these colleges and schools offer classes in entrepreneurship for undergraduates. You don’t have to have an idea for a company in order to want to learn more about entrepreneurship—you just have to have the desire.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor at Cornell Engineering focuses on giving engineering students the skills necessary to identify and evaluate opportunities and begin new business ventures.  The coursework leads to an understanding and ability in intellectual property, competition, technology assessment, product development, finance, and accounting – the tools necessary to start a high technology business.

The Kessler Fellows Program

The Kessler Fellows Program is a cornerstone entrepreneurship program in the College of Engineering. Select juniors deeply engage in a unique year-long immersion aimed to help them identify and experience their unique fit in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Program involves entrepreneurial education, personal exploration, a summer startup experience and the opportunity to inspire others through a reflective symposium.

Cornell Engineering Leadership Program

The mission of the Engineering Leadership Program is to grow powerful leaders who take on our world’s biggest challenges with knowledge, skill, insight and courage. Because we believe great leadership development engages the heart and the mind, we emphasize empirically derived knowledge combined with personal inquiry and growth.

Entrepreneurship Courses by College/ School

See the diverse set of entrepreneurship-focused courses offered by the many colleges and schools at Cornell University.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

The Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced entrepreneurs familiar with the local ecosystem and commercialization programs available to Cornell Engineering students, post-doc and faculty.  Along with the Entrepreneurship in Engineering website they can serve as a key point of contact to these programs.