Economic vitality of the world

The businesses entrepreneurs start create new products and jobs. Acquiring the necessary skills to start or expand a company is more important than ever before.

Look no further than our entrepreneurship and innovation program for a business school and faculty that will prepare you to create and sustain a successful enterprise.

Critical thinking and problem solving will be essential as you navigate everything from preparing a business plan to exploring venture financing — and you’ll have these in spades after completing our entrepreneurship and innovation minor.

You’ll also learn business terms and ideas without needing to be a business major and learn to:

  • Prepare business plans
  • Build marketing strategies
  • Discover where to look for venture financing
  • Create innovative entrepreneurial and small-business ventures

Sigma Nu Tau

Sigma Nu Tau is Susquehanna University’s honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship. Its mission is to promote, recognize, honor, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship.

Current leaders of the society include Emily Pelletier ’22, president, and Lukas Yurasits ’22, vice president.

In 2021, the honors society was awarded the Gold Outstanding Chapter Award, the highest honor available, and was named as the 1st place overall outstanding chapter in the U.S. Read the full story here.

Innovation Challenge

Susquehanna’s Innovation Challenge is a two-day competition that encourages entrepreneurial thinking and networking to solve a given problem. The event also includes group activities and exercises, and speeches from entrepreneurs. 

At the first Innovation Challenge, in 2022, students were asked to identify a problem that exists on campus and pitch ideas on how to solve it to a board of judges including President Green, the Dean of Students and the SGA President. The winner received a $2,000 cash prize. 

a group photo of the winners at the Innovation Challenge

House of Hawks

House of Hawks, also known as Susquehanna’s version of Shark Tank, is a business pitch competition where students must submit and present a business idea, product or service to a board of judges. 

This event is open to any student of any major that is interested in pitching a business idea with enthusiasm, knowledge, and creativity for a chance to win a cash prize. 

A screenshot of participants of House of Hawks on Zoom

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Management & Marketing

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Emma Fleck, department head
570-372-4463
flecke@susqu.edu