Thank you for exploring University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship! We know that researching and visiting higher education options is not easy. It’s a lot of work. We’ve put together this page to help you and your family learn more about why entrepreneurship education is important, who we are, what we do and how you can “try before you buy.”

Why study entrepreneurship at UD?

With the upheaval of the pandemic, now is the time to study entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship education teaches you how to adapt and thrive amidst rapid change, recognize opportunities and leverage connections and resources. 

Our nationally ranked entrepreneurship program is a University of Delaware-wide initiative. We work with and within all areas of study at the university.

“Horn practices what they preach and they let you practice what they teach” John Mouser, ENTR '22

Who we are

We are a team of dedicated people who believe that entrepreneurship education can change individual lives, our community and the world. Our team consists of PhDs, experienced entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially minded individuals. We provide a small school experience within a large research university (That’s a fancy way to say we will get to know each other!). 

What we do

We empower you, the current and future world changers. Entrepreneurship education is not just about starting your own business; it is about developing an entrepreneurial mindset & skillset - resilience, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, etc. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, be innovative within an established company (intrapreneur) or tackle a social challenge (mission-driven business, nonprofit), an entrepreneurship education will support your goal. Read about how our students & alumni practice entrepreneurship on our blog.

Materials & Resources

Try before you buy

Choosing a university and area of study is a major decision. It needs to be a good fit. We welcome you to dig deeper.

Personalized Experience
We invite you to get firsthand experience with Horn Entrepreneurship. Sit in on a class, attend a virtual speaker event (Free Lunch Friday) or chat with an advisor or student. Availability varies.
UD Horn Entrepreneurship Exploration Night
Thursday, November 19, 6 - 7 p.m. ET
We welcome you to learn about the depth and breadth of Horn Entrepreneurship. The founding director, students and other team members will provide an overview, stories and answer your questions.
Lerner Visit Day
Monday, December 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ET
UD’s Lerner College of Business and Economics invites you to join our faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the entrepreneurship major and discover how our active and supportive environment will help you explore your interests.
Diamond Challenge
Learn more about our global entrepreneurship competition for high school students, the Diamond Challenge. Registration is open until January 8, 2021.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at the University of Delaware. Currently ranked among the best entrepreneurship programs in the US, Horn Entrepreneurship was built and is actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, empowering aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.