If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them ~ Henry David Thoreau
Eastern Washington University’s (EWU’s) Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) was established two years ago. Its academic programs support achievement through competency-building in terms of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for those who (a) wish to start their own businesses, (b) work in startups and early growth-phase businesses, and (b) intrapreneurship (i.e., leading initiatives) within existing businesses. Flexibility is built into program design to accommodate the needs of the student population, a large proportion of which are first generation college students who often lack a belief in their own potential. From a structural standpoint, its undergraduate degree’s minor coursework is prerequisite for its major courses to be taken, but minor course deliverables are also designed to be free-standing for those students testing the waters of entrepreneurship, to build co-curricular certificates upon entrepreneurial concepts, and to be linkable as extension platforms to degree majors in other departments (e.g., Music and Media Entrepreneurship). EWU College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), in which EWU CFE is located, is an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited business school.