Cogswell College Announces Entrepreneurship Bachelor Degree Program

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Innovate, Creative, Self-Starters with Fresh Ideas Get Hands-on Educational Opportunity

Cogswell Polytechnical College looks forward to welcoming students who have a zest for thinking-outside-the box, an ability to recognize new trends, and a desire to take your pioneering ideas to the next level. If this description sounds like you, then now is the time to act. Classes begin in August with the Fall 2010 term pending final WASC approval.

Cogswell’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bachelor of Arts Degree Program focuses on creating an immersive, hands-on educational environment that offers students an inter-disciplinary and collaborative approach for creating new ventures. Rather than engrossing themselves in theory, students at Cogswell College get to roll up their sleeves and get to work on creating a viable plan for their own enterprise. Students are also given the option of specializing in the area of digital media.

The program is designed to challenge students – from a one semester required internship, to entrepreneur forums, a speakers’ series that utilizes the expertise of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, local business mentors and the opportunity to incubate your venture. The faculty leading this program are experienced entrepreneurs, ready to pass on their hard-won knowledge. The program is especially suited to students who are geared toward team learning, have good interpersonal skills, are strategic thinkers, are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to benefit from a deep, actionable and practice-based education in entrepreneurship.

For those specializing in Digital Media, they should be passionate about digital gaming, sound or animation but also eager to understand the business principles underlying the industry. The ideal student for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program will not only be a leader and committed to creating a new path but values the need to learn organizational skills, strategic planning and financial acumen in order to succeed.

If you are a Product Manager in an innovative company, want to launch your own start-up or are in Sales, Marketing or Business Development, then this is the program for you. Visit Cogswell College’s website to learn more.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

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