1948 Tucker Automobile - Power of Dreaming Big
Entrepreneurship students learn from a variety of sources. One course studies both successful and failed entrepreneurs of the past. The students seen here are surrounding a 1948 Tucker, one of only 48 in the world today. The Tucker Automobile Company, brainchild of Preston Tucker, though a financial failure was a wonderful example of the power of dreaming big. Many of Tucker’s innovations such as seatbelts, direct transmission and popout windows are still used in vehicles today. The Option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business encourages students to gain the knowledge, competencies, and experiences they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Students first complete a core of general management courses and then select from specialized courses that are designed to foster entrepreneurial success. Course work is complemented by exposure to accomplished entrepreneurs and out–of–class experiences sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.