Majors, Minors, & Certificates


Have you ever dreamed about starting your own business? Have you ever wanted to be an agent of innovation and change? The entrepreneurship minor at Siena College can help make your dream come true.

Note: A concentration can be used in different ways depending on a student’s major. Students in the business major pair two concentrations from different disciplines. The concentrations are also available to students in other majors.

Here, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and discipline to:

  • identify untapped opportunities in today’s marketplace
  • harness your creativity and seize on those opportunities
  • think strategically about customer problems and find innovative solutions
  • develop a business model and test your assumptions with potential customers
  • build a solid business plan that sets you up for success
  • market your ideas and solutions to potential customers and investors

What makes the entrepreneurship minor at Siena right for you?

It’s rich in resources.

  • Siena’s new Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides a user-friendly space where you will interact with faculty and fellow entrepreneurs, and where you can exchange ideas with men and women who have launched successful businesses of their own.
  • You can study entrepreneurship in combination with over 80 other majors, minors and certificate programs. Siena’s 30,000-plus alumni network is ready and willing to help our graduates get a head start in the business world.
  • Siena’s Franciscan and Catholic tradition will encourage you to be honest, ethical and concerned for the good of others in pursuing your objectives.

It’s personal.

Small class sizes mean you get to know your professors and they get to know you, and a faculty mentor will advise you, guide you and support you in reaching your personal and professional goals.

It’s flexible.

You tailor the program to your own likes, interests, passions and enthusiasms.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The David ‘73 and Christine Spicer ‘75 Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program focused on business creation from idea development through commercialization. The Center’s primary focus is on student businesses but with a secondary focus on outside business ideas that can also engage student interest and learning.