The Best Entrepreneurship Courses in America

Indiana University
Indiana University (Allison Cook)
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Spine Sweat Experience, Indiana University Bloomington

Students who enroll in this class at Indiana University better know what they are getting themselves into. After spending months preparing their business plans, the students--who are all spring-semester seniors on the brink of graduation--pitch their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. The panel decides their grade. Those who get A’s can earn thousands of dollars in “reverse scholarship” money to cover the past four years of tuition. It’s a tempting prize, but those students who don’t make the cut (and that’s most of them) are not allowed to graduate until the next semester. Professor Donald F. Kuratko calls the experience “a true lesson in risk-reward.”