ENT199 Entrepreneurial Field Study
When:  Fall, Spring
Credits:  3
Enrollment Restrictions:  Must have at least Sophomore standing. Registration requires department consent.
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Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen is the Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship and the Director of Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts.


This immersive course enables students to apply the learning and skills acquired by other courses on Entrepreneurship to the creation and development of their own new venture. Under the guidance of a faculty member serving as an entrepreneurial advisor, students have a chance to apply concepts learned in the classroom and acquire new skills as they address real life challenges.

In this course, the student assumes a co-founder role in the venture. The student will operate with the mindset of a business owner (responsible for overall strategy and operations for all aspects of the venture), not a functional leader (responsible for one department such as marketing, sales, engineering or the like).

The new venture that the student is building can be for-profit, not-for-profit or in the context of a government agency or university or association.

This field study will be graded (see Syllabus for rubric, restrictions and enrollment process).

A student can receive credit for up to 2 semesters for this course. This course can only be taken once a semester.