A New Minor Program in Entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke College

mount-holyoke-collegeMount Holyoke College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has announced that is offering a new minor degree program in entrepreneurship, organizations and society. Students will be required to take courses in five areas: entrepreneurship; organizations, law and power; the global economy; global and cultural intersections; and data and technical analysis.

The college explains why it is offering the new program to students by stating: “In today’s rapidly changing global world, the lines between workplaces — for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, social impact ventures, start-ups, and the public sector — are increasingly blurred. And today’s college graduates, as their career paths inevitably shift and evolve, will frequently navigate between different workplaces. The EOS interdisciplinary minor aims to prepare students from all majors for the economic realities and social challenges of today’s world. By combining critical analysis with firsthand experiences, students gain the entrepreneurial competence and fundamental knowledge to succeed in different career contexts and to contribute solutions to today’s most vexing problems.”

eva_pausEva Paus, a professor of economics and director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College, adds that “people are increasingly searching for greater creativity in all areas, and increasingly there are not enough good jobs being offered. So you create your own job, or bring creativity to problems in existing organizations, working with others in diverse teams.”

Professor Paus is the author of Foreign Investment, Development, and Globalization. Can Costa Rica Become Ireland? (Palgrave Macmillan 2005). She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

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