Entrepreneurship. Innovation. Creativity. Design.

In this changing, global and technology-driven world, career success will increasingly rely upon your ability to innovate. By participating in Elon’s entrepreneurship curriculum, you will sharpen your creative instincts, enhance your critical thinking and learn to take the initiative required to add value in any situation.

At Elon, entrepreneurship empowers students by instilling:

  • Opportunity Recognition. Opportunity recognition is a byproduct of curiosity. Most of us think we are curious. This program emphasizes an active process of curiosity that enables students to explore creative relationships between non-obvious things.
  • Initiative. Everyone wants to create, but we don’t always have the know-how to get started. This program helps students develop the activation energy to explore ideas, the knowledge to manage them, and the grit to see them to completion.
  • Purpose. People who have purpose tend to have the most impact. This program challenges students to find their own passion and trains them to solve meaningful problems in ways that create value for a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Design. Entrepreneurship involves exploration of the unknown, but the process for exploration is not unknown. This program trains students to employ a systemic approach to finding solutions.

Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Love School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Love School of Business offers a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation majors are required to complete at least one internship for academic credit through BUS 3985. Examples of internships students have completed include financial representative with AXA Advisors, commercial and residential real estate with The Gilmartin Group, sales and marketing associate with Purify One and CAD technician/product design with Nitro Manufacturing.

Graduation Outcomes

Elon Entrepreneurship and Innovation alumni work for employers such as CBSSports.com, CTS Capital Advisors, Deloitte, IBM, S&P Global, and Turbonomic.