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Entrepreneurial Studies

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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:

  1. Encourage entrepreneurial thinking among students, which entails the ability to recognize, evaluate and pursue new venture opportunities.

  2. 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.

More Information

For more information, contact:

Mayank Jaiswal
Assistant Professor I
Sweigart Hall 240

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Diversity, New Ventures, and Human Capital

Background Information

Doctor of Philosophy, 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business, Strategic Management (Entrepreneurship focus)
Master of Business Administration, 2006, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Engineering, 1999, University of Delhi College of Engineering, Civil Engineering

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