Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Start Your Own Business

Have your own idea for a new business? Take our entrepreneurial leadership program and learn how to bring a product, service or business opportunity to life. Your classes are designed to help pinpoint your passions and explore opportunities. Faculty members are trained to help you find direction and purpose for your inspirations.

Innovation Labs

In new innovation labs, professors provide an engaging learning environment for you. With versatile desks that allow free-range movement and floor-to-ceiling whiteboards, you can share ideas in a big way. Eighty-inch screens host Skype® meetings with innovators in business. The best part? You get to decide who they are.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Courses

Become a business leader and bring your ideas to market. Take classes like the following to learn how:

  • Developing Innovation
  • Financial Management for Organizational leaders
  • Entrepreneurial Analysis and Application

Let your degree reflect your passions, and choose a second major or a minor that complements your business goals. Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Dakota Wesleyan offers a Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurial leadership with a concentration in residential construction or drafting/commercial construction from Mitchell Technical Institute. The two colleges work together to provide this degree. For more information click here.


With small classes, professors will know you. Find internships that help begin your own business venture for class credit. Faculty members include CPAs, lawyers, digital design experts and marketers; they are here to help you develop your company.

The Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship connects you to the Mitchell and South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Use our network to your advantage to get valuable experience in business and politics.

Get to Know Your Professors

Be a business leader and learn from our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors


Badge for International Accreditation Council for Business Education

The Musick Family Department of Business at Dakota Wesleyan University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, visit https://iacbe.org/memberpdf/DakotaWesleyanUniversity.pdf

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

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