Notre Dame College Introduces Innovative Entrepreneurship Co-Major

Notre Dame College is offering entrepreneurship as a ground-breaking second major, so students can add business and innovation skills to any other degree program.

The new entrepreneurship co-major available at the College beginning in fall 2019 uniquely promotes the creation of new business venture ideas in support of each undergraduate’s professional area of passion and expertise. Entrepreneurship as part of a double major also prepares students to become forces for innovation and growth within existing businesses and organizations in their main fields of study, giving them a competitive advantage in the job market in their initial major.

The entrepreneurship co-degree program can be earned as a second major in addition to completing the requirements for any other Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program at Notre Dame. The College offers undergraduate degrees in nearly 30 different areas in arts and humanities, business, education, nursing and science and mathematics with which entrepreneurship can be incorporated as a double major.

To earn entrepreneurship as a co-major, undergraduates complete their primary major requirements and 27 to 30 credits in entrepreneurial courses that range from introduction to business and digital marketing to new venture finance and new venture management. The co-degree program also features classes in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial leadership and an entrepreneurial internship.

Additionally, the distinctive curriculum in entrepreneurship at Notre Dame encompasses coursework in communication to ensure students have the abilities to work collaboratively in innovative business contexts and speak and write effectively about their own startup ideas.

The entrepreneurship co-major at Notre Dame is designed to be a second major only. No specific degree is designated for this co-major.  Students must have a declared primary major, which results in a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The entrepreneurship co-major only will be awarded if the primary major requirements are met. Students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Notre Dame.

Along with entrepreneurship as a co-major, Notre Dame has two pending new degrees in music and theatre entrepreneurship. These programs will train students in performance and the creative and innovative approach to performing arts business and leadership. Concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in music entrepreneurship will include vocal, instrumental and composition, while the emphasis in theatre entrepreneurship will be on acting and directing.

To learn more about the entrepreneurship co-major, contact Natalie Strouse, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Division of Business at the College, at For information about the pending degree programs in music and theatre entrepreneurship, contact  Timothy Little, executive director of performing arts, director of vocal studies and assistant professor of music at Notre Dame, at

March 2019

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

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