The Herman J. Russell, Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to improving the chances of success for 21st century entrepreneurs. The center has three areas of activity with approximately equal priority: degree programs, worldwide knowledge creation, and engagement in the community. Degree programs for students include graduate courses leading to a concentration in entrepreneurship or a career path in international entrepreneurship for MBA students.

The center offers courses in entreprenership at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including business plan development, e-commerce, corporate entrepreneurship, family business, and one of the few international entrepreneurship courses offered anywhere. All courses balance theory with practical experience, with the result that students are well-prepared for the excitement and the risks of creating and managing a new business.

Students also may gain academic credit for an internship, and those pursuing an MBA can take a four-hour course concentration in entrepreneurship. In addition, several scholarships are offered as well as an opportunity to enter a business plan competition while in school. Entrepreneurship students also benefit from the resources available with the Georgia State University Society of Entrepreneurs, a group comprising many successful Atlanta entrepreneurs who meet monthly.

Herman J. Russell, Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship