The Entrepreneurship program of the Department of Economics and Business offers courses of study focused on value creation and value assessment as the critical overlay to the study of business and entrepreneurship. Real life interactions with business founders, owners and executives, and real time views of present-day business occurrences support this approach to understanding the fundamental dimensions of entrepreneurial thinking and new venture creation.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.


Students in the program have opportunities to immerse themselves in the innovation ecosystem by:

  • Attending pitch/business plan competitions
  • Engaging with entrepreneurs at lunch and learns
  • Conducting independent research projects

Entrepreneurship Faculty

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Economics and Business Department Chair

Stephen Kuhn

Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A. is a professor of Accounting and Finance. He is also the Department Chair of Economics and Business and the Coordinator of the Finance Program at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Max Miller, J.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, African-American Studies, Business Administration

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Sam P. Gidas, J.D.

Associate Professor of Economics & Business, Coordinator of the Business Program

Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business Administration, Conflict and Resolution Studies

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