Stetson University

School of Business Administration

Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program

Have you ever thought that you might want to own your own business? Well, the realities suggest that that it is probably both more demanding and more rewarding than you have imagined. The Prince Entrepreneurship Program is designed to help you discover both sides of these realities.

The Prince program is housed in the Department of Management at Stetson University and the courses can be used as part of a Management major, an Entrepreneurship minor, or taken as a coordinated series of electives.The program was founded by Tom Prince, a successful owner and operator of hotels, and named in honor of his father, Joseph.

The program revolves around three courses, beginning with a course that invites successful entrepreneurs to share their "story" of how they launched their careers and succeeded in businesses. The second course looks at the functional areas of running a small and also draws heavily from the professional business community. Practical issues such as determining organizational form, understanding the human resource management process, identifying insurance needs, and setting up accounting and control systems are examined.The final course relies on the case method to examine and solve real problems faced by high-growth start-ups, and may be taught from the investor's (venture capitalist) or entrepreneur's perspective.

By drawing form both the academic and professional worlds, the Prince Entrepreneurship Program is equipping the next generation of entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the risky waters of launching a business.

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