Entrepreneur Resources from Yeshiva University

The Essential Toolkit for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

These days, the term “entrepreneur” is as much a career as it is a lifestyle. By definition, an entrepreneur is someone who creates a new business, product or service, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. But now, people in any profession are thinking outside of the box, trying to find new and better ways to conduct business, create opportunities and live their lives.

To help you along on your entrepreneurial journey, the YU Sy Syms School of Business created “The Essential Toolkit for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.” Full of insider wisdom and learning tools, and informed by successful self-starters from Sy Syms, this toolkit is an invaluable supplement to your planned or ongoing entrepreneurial work.

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Included in this toolkit:

  • Business planning checklist
  • Top books and podcasts for entrepreneurs
  • A look inside the entrepreneur’s online MBA

One of the key things about entrepreneurship is developing your entrepreneurial mindset. That is what will help you excel in large companies, your personal life, or anywhere that you need to make better decisions, deal with uncertainty, or perceive opportunities and pursue them.
Noam Wasserman
Dean of the YU Sy Syms School of Business

How to Become an Entrepreneur

Important Skills & Considerations

Creating your own business requires more than a good sales pitch. Some personality traits, such as independence and self-motivation, are helpful in entrepreneurship, but there are several other specialized skills that are essential to transform your vision into a profitable business. These skills are not easily taught, but can be learned when you immerse yourself in an entrepreneurial-focused degree program.

Key entrepreneurial skills:

  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Strategic business planning
  • Adaptability
  • Mental focus

Bridging Business Gaps with Advanced Education

An MBA degree is so well-known and renowned because of its tangible and multifaceted applications. Trained in several areas of business, you’ll be able to wield your knowledge and provide value almost anywhere. You’ll also gain a built-in network of professionals who share your motivations and can connect you to business resources. Finally, an MBA program gives you an outlet to test new ideas and run risk assessments in a secure environment with real-time feedback from peers and faculty.

The Entrepreneur’s Online MBA

Designed by entrepreneurial leaders in the center of start-ups, tech and finance, the online MBA program at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business will prepare you to tackle the critical issues entrepreneurs face today. You’ll learn strategic management, organizational behavior, business ethics and more from faculty who wrote the book on entrepreneurship, all while continuing to work and pursue your passions.

Admission Dates and Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline
June 14, 2024
Fall 2024
Application Deadline
August 23, 2024
Fall 2024
Next Start
September 3, 2024
Fall 2024