​Entrepreneurial-Minded Learning

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

USD's engineering entrepreneurship program is developing a highly valued entrepreneurial mindset that infuses the ideas of curiosity, connections and creating value with broader innovative thinking in the workplace.

The entrepreneurial mindset is not just about startups. It powers industries, transforms companies from within, and creates value for employees and customers alike. Following are the three C's of an Entrepreneurial Mindset.

archway Curiosity

Question with boldness. Explore contrarian perspectives.

In a world of accelerating change, today's solutions are often obsolete tomorrow. Since discoveries are made by the curious, we must empower our students to investigate a rapidly changing world with an insatiable curiosity.

chess pieces Connections

Think outside the box. Place old ideas in new contexts.

Discoveries, however, are not enough. Information only yields insight when connected with other information. We must teach our students to habitually pursue knowledge and integrate it with their own discoveries to reveal innovative solutions.

hands holding globe Creating Value

Think opportunity. Mind stakeholders.

Innovative solutions are most meaningful when they create extraordinary value for others. Therefore, students must be champions of value creation. As educators, we must train students to persistently anticipate and meet the needs of a changing world.

Working Within an Entrepreneurial Framework

An entrepreneurial framework blends the three C's of an entrepreneurial mindset with established engineering skill set and delivers exceptional educational outcomes.

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