Business and Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re already an entrepreneur, want to learn the skill set to make social and systemic changes, or plan to run a Fortune 500 company one day, Lewis & Clark College can help prepare you for any career where collaboration, numbers, and execution matter. 

The Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership offers a wide range of courses to students interested in developing the skills necessary to start/market a business or create change at any level. Students collaborate with staff, alumni and professional mentors to brainstorm, collaborate, design, pitch, and market their ideas. Faculty members from across campus teach their academic discipline from an entrepreneurial perspective. Examples of such courses include Design Thinking and Technologies of the Future.

For those looking to develop their entrepreneurial mindset in an intense, weeklong set of workshops, innovation, and networking, Winterim helps students learn the skills of entrepreneurs that they can apply to their life and career: Creativity in developing and pitching ideas, and taking advantage of opportunities to make things happen.

The powerful skills you acquire here will allow you to create your own future. You will gain the intellectual depth and flexibility not just to adapt to changes, but also foresee and shape change.

Lewis & Clark offers courses in entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, and marketing so you’ll develop technical knowledge in addition to the broad skills you’ll receive from a liberal arts education. And if you see an MBA in your future, Lewis & Clark’s program will help you gain a competitive edge in the application process. Further, alumni on our Advisory Board have masters of business administration (MBA) (from Stanford, Harvard, etc.) and would be happy to talk with you.

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