An entrepreneur is commonly thought of as one who starts a small business. At Penn State Altoona, we have a more encompassing vision of an entrepreneur, that includes the person who can work intrapreneurially within an existing organization. Whether a small, midsize, or large business, organizations can achieve greater success through the creative and innovative thinking of the entrepreneur.
Our entrepreneurship students will gain skills essential to succeed in any business setting, including problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. Our program and our faculty will develop and inspire students to succeed as entrepreneurs, so that they can generate concepts to patent; turn unique ideas into opportunities; launch a successful business; purchase an existing company or franchise; and become great leaders, managers, and innovators.