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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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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Minor (18 hours)

Core Requirements (15 hours)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (3)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 383 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 375R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)
  • ENTR 499 Cash and Valuation (3)
Electives (3 hours)
  • ENTR 275 Entrepreneurship Leadership Training (3)
  • ENTR 285 Introduction to Digital Marketing (3)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3)
  • ENTR 401R Leadership Practicum (1)
  • ENTR 485 Advanced Digital Marketing (3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate (13 hours)

Core Requirements (10 hours)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (3)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Entrepreneurship Leadership Training (3)
  • ENTR 375R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

Required Participation

  • Great Ideas Entry
  • Empower Your Dreams

Electives (3 hours)

  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Practicum (1)
  • ENTR 285 Introduction to Digital Marketing (3)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 383 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3)
  • ENTR 485 Advanced Digital Marketing (3)