Entrepreneurs can do it all.
Fordham’s comprehensive business curriculum ensures that entrepreneurs graduate with a firm foundation in all of that — but it also goes further. It teaches you to think differently. To create. To seize opportunities.
Students can pursue entrepreneurship at the Rose Hill campus as a:
- Primary concentration
- Secondary concentration
Students can pursue entrepreneurship at the Lincoln Center campus as a:
- Secondary concentration
Entrepreneurship courses may include:
- Executing the Entrepreneurial Vision
- Venture Capital
- Social Media for Startups
- Entrepreneurship and Fair Trade
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Small Business Finance
- Innovation and Resilience
Entrepreneurial students have access to:
- The Fordham Foundry: a business incubator across the street from the Rose Hill campus
- The Kenneth Cole Foundation-sponsored Compass Fellows program (only 17 campuses worldwide have a branch of this)
- Inspiring events, including TrepCon, Fordham's popular, annual entrepreneurship conference presented by Fordham Entrepreneurship Society and the Gabelli School.
Recent Fordham alumni and student startups include:
BriskSale: A free online marketplace that aims to compete with eBay by replacing traditional per-transaction seller fees with the option to pay users a commission to act as agents to quickly locate buyers.
Broncks Consulting: Assists Bronx businesses with financial modeling, social media management, search-engine optimization, targeted marketing campaigns, and other customized services.
Concourse Group: Helps credit unions to provide safe, reliable banking services in underprivileged neighborhoods where the major banks won’t open branches. (Founded by Andrew Kingsley, BS ’13)
PumpStash: Manufactures athletic spandex shorts designed for athletes with Type 1 diabetes: the shorts have specialized pockets designed to hold insulin pumps and other medical supplies. A portion of the profits go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Founded by Corinne Logan, BS ’17)
SamePage Media: Offers a concise look at current events for high school and college students. Sold to educational institutions as a subscription, SamePage presents significant global events through succinct timelines, infographics, sidebars, pictures, and links. (Founded by Joe Halpin, BS ’17, and Nick Makarov, BS ’17)
Spire&Co: An online and offline network designed to “unite the next generation of superstar women.” It includes a monthly digital magazine, a daily-newspaper-style blog, on-campus chapters at universities around the country, and its own internship program. (Founded by Emily Raleigh, BS ’16)
Spare Change, LLC: Feeds the homeless and hungry in the New York City area by acting as an aggregator of micro-donations. (Founded by Andra Tomsa, BS ’11)
Teenager Entrepreneur: A training program—including summer boot camps, online training courses, and videos—to educate young entrepreneurs how to discover their passions and profit from them. (Founded by Michael Guberti, BS ’18)
Vault Collective: Offers a range of digital marketing and creative services to help clients articulate a vision, develop a strategy, and implement plans to get results. (Founded by Sara Kyle, BS ’14)