Faculty Spotlight

Faculty
Dr. Dan Sullivan comes to Ashland University with a diversified business and academic background. Dan began his business career with General Motors as an hourly... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Staff
Tina Lillo joined Ashland University in the fall of 2012 bringing over 20 years administrative experience to the College of Business & Economics. Previous experience... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Dan Sullivan comes to Ashland University with a diversified business and academic background. Dan began his business career with General Motors as an hourly... Read more

Careers in Entrepreneurship

Average Career Salary 

While entrepreneurs typically look to equity growth and a sense of accomplishment as their primary compensation, our graduates with an entrepreneurship major have a skill set that prepares them for a variety of jobs with an average salary of $70,000

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

According to the Kauffman Foundation, the nation’s leading source for economic research
for Entrepreneurship:
• Entrepreneurship education increases the probability of a student being involved in a new
business venture by 25 percent over a non-entrepreneurship graduate.
• Similarly, entrepreneurship graduates on average are three times more likely to be selfemployed
than general business graduates.

Recent employers of our entrepreneurship graduates include:

• Armstrong Air, Inc.
• Avis
• Bankers Systems Company
• Key Corp
• MTD Products
• Signal Bank, NA
• Spring Anthem Casualty Insurance
• Wells Fargo Company

Career Opportunities:

Entrepreneur
• Family Business Owner
• Consultant & Business Advisor
• Focus Group Analyst
• Franchise Owner  Read more

Contact Information

Entrepreneurship Major

Dr. Steve Pool, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

spool@ashland.edu
419.289.5932

How to start up an innovative company, manage a family business

Entrepreneurs face an array of challenges while launching successful ventures. Our program provides students with the skills to meet these challenges.

You’ll learn how to recognize opportunity in the marketplace, create a successful business plan and key in on the collaboration skills needed to attract investors.

Your journey to success begins with a solid foundation in business fundamentals (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Economics). This foundation is used to reinforce the key aspects of our Entrepreneurship majors.

  • Our curriculum begins by introducing student to the basic concepts of entrepreneurship.
  • This introduction is followed by an in-depth study of entrepreneurial tactics and strategies.
  • Key learning’s include New Venture Creation and Venture Capital Financing.
  • Since many entrepreneurial start-ups are family owned, students spend considerable time learning about the issues and challenges associated with family business.    Read More...

Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Cassie Smer '14
    I am the vice president of Eagle Entrepreneurs. This is a great organization to be involved with because we focus on activities that encourage networking, and also hold events that are more casual and a lot of fun. We hold a cookie competition called Cookie Wars. I especially like that we not only... more
  • Emily Bosley '15
    The entrepreneurship faculty is awesome because they bring years of real-world experience from different industries. They know how to guide students in the right direction while still allowing them to succeed on their own, thus truly preparing them for the business world.
  • Ben Tracey ’11
    I love the entrepreneurship program because it has allowed me to gain real-world business knowledge from people who have been there. If you have the drive and desire to own your own business right out of college, this program will have you ready to succeed.