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Minorities in Entrepreneurship

Drexel provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our students, who represent a multitude of countries and backgrounds from around the world. They bring their unique perspectives into the classroom and all aspects of Drexel, enhancing the learning environment for fellow students, as well as our faculty and staff.

Many courses we offer also reinforce our commitment to diversity and encourage the development of a world-wide perspective. Some of our diverse and multicultural courses include African American Herstories, Diversity and Today's Teacher, and Intro to World Religions. A notable elective course from the Close School of Entrepreneurship, Women and Minority Entrepreneurship, aims to examine how race, gender, or ethnicity can play a part in establishing a women- or minority-owned business, as well as the current entrepreneurial landscape.

Students who have taken the Women and Minority Entrepreneurship course from the Close School found value in regards to the connections and one-on-one experiences with active entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia area. Every week, an entrepreneur from various industries was invited to speak weekly to the class, which provided valuable insight into the positives and challenges of running a women- or minority-owned business. The class also took a number of field trips to study women and minority entrepreneurs working around Philadelphia.

The entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Drexel, and blends into our city of Philadelphia, which ranks as one of the nation's top startup cities.

Students from any of our programs can take courses in entrepreneurship. Learn more about Drexel's unique offerings.