Career Services Center

Rockwell Hall
Commons Level
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-6644
Fax: 412-396-6646

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    Entrepreneurial Studies

    An entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages and undertakes the risk of starting and running a business or other enterprise. Most entrepreneurs are focused on innovation and the creation of wealth.

    Career Fields

    Small Business



    Entrepreneurs must know how to operate every aspect of their business. Typically, this includes the areas of:

    • Day to day business management                                                                                    
    • Marketing-related duties: advertising, selling                                                                      
    • Supply Chain Functions: Distribution of products/services                                           
    • Human resources functions: Hiring/Firing, performance appraisal and training    
    • Financial record keeping/accounting

    Be highly motivated and focused on goal achievement

    Be able to have a vision for the organization and be prepared to convince others/ in order to secure funding and investors

    Locate and utilize resources for small business: funding, training, and management