Entrepreneuship education maximizes students' ability to have an impact, either as entrepreneurs themselves or as entrepreneurially-minded global citizens who are prepared to act.

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education prepares students from any background or area of study with the necessary skills, mindsets, and knowledge to go from idea to implementation.

Students learn to think like an entrepreneur and creative innovator, opening opportunties to create new businesses, work in existing startups and innovative firms, and have impact in non-profit organizations and social ventures.

During the Paris Comparative Exchange students prepare for the Luxury Marketing class alongside Erasmus Program students in Paris, France.

Jade Garrett and Teddy Bear
A Bear That's Just Right

Jade Garrett, an applied information technology graduate student, was among five Mason student entrepreneurs to be named University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) in 2015. Garrett invented a toy bear that doubles as a game controller for autistic children. The UIF program is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell.​

GMU Students at the MIX
A Place to Make Ideas Real

The MIX at Innovation Hall offers 3-D printers, free classes and other tools to provide students with the experiences and opportunities to pursue their own projects. Take a workshop to learn how to operate 3-D printers, design 3-D models, and program micro-controllers. You can operate the equipment on your own once you've been trained and certified. Workshops also offer training in the use of sewing machines and small tools, and students have made clothing and jewelry.

Rishub Nagpal working on a whiteboard
A Game That Pays Dividends

Rishub Nagpal, with partner Forrest Cinelli, took first place in the Virginia Serious Games Institute's inaugural mobile game contest, part of Mason's Dean's Business Competition. Nagpal and Cinelli created the game TreeCheckers, for which they won $10,000 in development time. The annual Deans' Business Competition provides students and recent alumni with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with entrepreneurial actions.​​