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Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship


Faculty


Academic Director

Academic Advisor

Associate Professors

  • Earl, Jason(2013) B.S. 1996, Brigham Young University; M.S. 1998, Brigham Young University; M.B.A. 2000, Tulane University; Ph.D. 2012, Capella University.

Assistant Professors

  • Waite, David S., (2015) B.S. 1998, Brigham Young University; M.S. 2008, Southern Utah University; CPA 2003; CFE 2008.
  • Wilson, Paul, (2017) B.A. 2005, Brigham Young University; M.S. 2010, Carnegie Mellon University.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

  • Blake, Corey (2017) B.S. 2014, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Dalton, Josh (2017) B.S. 2007, Idaho State University.
  • Spiers, Doug (2017) B.S. 2001, Eastern Idaho Votech Manufacturing Technology.

The Discipline


Entrepreneurship provides students with the skills and ability to pursue opportunity without regard to the resources they control. This program helps students to apply their talents from other majors in order to create a business model that will help them return to their home countries with an enlarged vision of what they can accomplish through leadership and hard work.

Career Opportunities


Students gaining a certificate or minor in International Entrepreneurship are prepared to launch their own business, non-profit, or NGO in both domestic and international organizations. Graduates from this program are much more interested in "making" a job than "taking" a job. Some examples are: founder, small business owner, digital marketing consultant, videographer, data analytics consultant, sales representative, and not-for-profit fundraiser.

Program Outcomes


Upon completing the certificate or minor in International Entrepreneurship, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to recognize opportunity.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to marshal resources.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to manage risk.
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to scale a venture.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to harvest a venture.
  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of how to manage information in order to ask the right questions.
  7. Be able to use critical thinking skills to solve real business and social problems.
  8. Be able to demonstrate ethical leadership in order to take a stand and defend a position.
  9. Be able to take and fulfill personal responsibility for individual and group performance.
  10. Be able to share knowledge and skills while leading others.
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