Rider entrepreneurial studies (ES) students develop the skills and know-how they need to to become independent, innovative and informed entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs look at the world differently, and see opportunity where others do not. The programs emphasize practical experience and holistic thinking, encourage students to develop their own business plan, and enhance analytical skills through experiential classes.
This is an interdisciplinary major, which draws upon courses offered in the different departments of the College of Business Administration.
The faculty identify the following two items as the key learning objectives for this major:
Encourage entrepreneurial thinking among students, which entails the ability to recognize, evaluate and pursue new venture opportunities.
To build professional skills relevant for starting and managing a new venture; these include opportunity evaluation, data-based research, business planning and understanding the functional aspects of small business management, including marketing, operational management, financial analysis, taxation, human-resource management and computer use.
- Read about students participating in the Rider Student Venture Experience program.
- Small Business Institute Program
- Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
For more information, contact:
- Doctor of Philosophy, 2011, Drexel University, Philadelphia. PA, Organization and Strategy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Magna Cum Laud
- Bachelor’s of Science, 2005, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Management Information Systems , Summa Cum Laude
- Zane, L. J., Yamada, H., & Kurokawa, S. (in press, 2014). Strategic Maneuvering of Technological Factors and the Emergence of De Facto Standards. Journal of Small Business Strategy.