Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit.

In Butler’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation program, passions merge with practical action. As a student in this program, you’ll engage in business start-up experiences, immersive internships, and invaluable mentorships that will shape your entrepreneurial spirit.

This program empowers you to cultivate something truly distinctive, allowing you to make a lasting impact and acquire the essential skills that set you apart in a competitive landscape. Armed with an innovative mindset, you’ll be able to confidently navigate real-world scenarios, strategically taking calculated risks and positioning yourself for success in the business world.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • MA 125 – Business Calculus
  • EI 101 – First-Year Business Experience
  • LE 263 – Legal Environment of Business
  • EI 315 – Creativity and Innovation
  • EI 485 – Entrepreneurial Accelerator 

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Three-Year Program

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

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Hessam Sarooghi
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lacy School of Business
Hessam Sarooghi is an Entrepreneurship & Innovation faculty in the Lacy School of Business.  He has earned his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Missouri Kansas City (2016). Hessam’s primary research interest…
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Stephanie Fernhaber
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lacy School of Business
Dr. Stephanie Fernhaber teaches a variety of courses within the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at the undergraduate and graduate levels including The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Business Practicum, First-Year Business Experience, and Social…
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NaShara Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lacy School of Business
NaShara Mitchell is a SUCCESS advocate reframing gaps to opportunities in education and community.  As a Clinical Professor in the Lacy School of Business and Innovation Lab Director at Butler University her work focuses on interdisciplinary learning…
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Butler challenges you to learn with real world situations and concepts.

“So many of my courses demonstrated that the business world isn’t black and white and to truly be successful and excel post graduation you had to think strategically and be innovative. I loved that Butler challenges you to learn with real world situations and concepts.”

Alex Brinkman ’22
Business Development Leader, University Tees

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