The Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center exists to educate, inspire, and support students in developing the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur.

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We view entrepreneurship through the wider lens of entrepreneurial thinking – a highly versatile set of skills and a mindset that is necessary to solve wicked problems.

Opportunity Discovery

The ability to spot opportunities where others do not.

Failing Wisely

Risking what you can afford to lose and making certain that learning is a primary goal.

Improvisation

Putting something out into the world and adjusting course as necessary.

Collaboration

The ability to pull in complementary perspectives and skills on projects.

Openness to risk

Turning towards opportunity rather than away even when there is risk of failure.

Tolerance for ambiguity

Resisting the urge to try to predict the future and instead letting the best plan emerge.

Grit

Persistence in the face of challenges.

Self-direction

Not waiting for instruction/a bias towards personal action.

The Center delivers on its mission through experiences guided by a ‘learn, engage, build’ framework.

LEARN

Foundational and broadly applicable learning experiences that cultivate entrepreneurial literacy and skills.

ENGAGE

Hands-on experiences in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that immerse students in the practice of entrepreneurship.

BUILD

Opportunities to try out the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur to build competency.