November 6, 2012
Do you want to be your own boss? Are you a future entrepreneur? What is entrepreneurship?
The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University is offering a new one-credit hour class titled Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Inspired by the vision and support of Chancellor Kent Hance, this cross-campus class is designed for students from all academic backgrounds.
Keith Brigham, professor in the Area of Management in the Rawls College who is facilitating the course, said Texas Tech is trying to broaden the reach and profile of entrepreneurship at the university.
“We want to do a better job identifying and reaching out to students earlier in their career here,” Brigham said. “We usually don’t find these students until they are juniors or seniors, and, we are reaching across the entire campus to all majors.”
Students will have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs will share their experiences and unique perspectives on what they have learned by being real-world entrepreneurs. Through this format, students will gain a better understanding of the skills and abilities critical for success in entrepreneurial ventures while also assessing their own personal interest in becoming an entrepreneur.
Brigham said there is more to entrepreneurship than many think about. For students, it might be a music student starting a band, an engineering major coming up with some new technology or a communications student starting a new business with a website. All those students are entrepreneurs in their own right, he said.
This class is open to all majors; anyone interested in learning more about entrepreneurship is encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.
The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in five departments: accounting, finance, information systems and quantitative science, management and marketing.
The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.
Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.