• The University of Virginia Darden School of Business entrepreneurship courses include case-based, design-intensive and hands-on offerings taught by the nation’s top entrepreneurship faculty, as ranked by Princeton Review/Entrepreneur. Students who choose to concentrate in the area of entrepreneurship will graduate with a set of skills based on academic study and experiential work, which will give them the confidence to start new ventures.

    Our courses challenge students to think about how they can create value and build a productive business organization with available resources (e.g., intelligence, insight, energy, initiative and personal relationships). Entrepreneurship is highly consistent with Darden’s focus on “creating, leading and transforming businesses.”

    Please note that courses change each year.  

    Start-up Courses

    Starting New Ventures 
    Software Design
    Prototying and Product Development I

    Innovation and Design Experience 
    Software Development
    Independent Studies: Venture Projects
    Venture Velocity


    First Year Entrepreneurship Courses

    Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship in Action
    Effectual Entrepreneurship 
    Creative Capitalism