Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute


Standing on the University's strengths in accessibility, linguistics, communications and language development, the mission of Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (GIEI) is to inspire and infuse a culture of entrepreneurship across curriculum, students, faculty, staff, alumni and university partners.


Students at Gallaudet will foster an entrepreneurial mindset on campus and participate in a supportive environment that pushes them to think creatively. GIEI provides students with a platform that is safe for smart experimentation as well as unprecedented access to resources, entrepreneur organizations, workshops, competitions, mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities throughout the academic year.


In addition to the GIEI/Village Capital program and The Journey of an Entrepreneur (BUS 495) course offered this semester, the listed entrepreneurship interest courses below are organized as a set of recommended courses that students may find useful in support of their innovation and/or entrepreneurship-related interests:

ART495: Skating, Tracking & Data Visualization

BUS 101: Introduction to Business

BUS 211: Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 221: Marketing

BUS 321: Advertising & Branding

BUS 322: New Product Development

BUS 331: Business Statistics

BUS 341: Business Ethics

BUS 354: Entrepreneurial Finance

BUS 361: Global Business Foundations

BUS 371: Business Law

BUS 414: Human Resources Management

BUS 421: Market Research

BUS 422: Marketing Strategy

BUS 431: Production & Operations Management

BUS 495: The Journey of an Entrepreneur

COM 290: Public Presentations

COM 330: Interpersonal and Group Conflict Management

COM 340: Business and Professional Communication

COM 350: Intro to Mass Communication

COM 360: Introduction to Public Relations

COM 460: Organizational Communication

COM 491: Storytelling in Animation

GOV 391: International Relations

GSR 104: Quantitative Reasoning

GSR 110: Career Development

GSR 210: Diverse Perspectives

GSR 220: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Data

GSR 220: Negotiations

MPA 714: Strategic Leadership & Management

MPA 838: Organizational Development & Management

PER 350: Event Planning & Management

PER 410: Management of Physical Education and Recreation

PST 598: Successful Grant Writing

RMI 201: Introduction to Risk Management & Insurance

SWK 318: Human Diversity

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Photo taken at TechStars Global Innovation Weekend.