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ASU, Draper University to partner on entrepreneurial program

20-year net return of investment: $346,600
Total 4-year cost: $146,400

Arizona State University and Draper University announced this week a partnership to launch, what they expect to be, the No. 1 entrepreneurial program.

The program will combine Draper University’s innovations in education for entrepreneurs and ASU’s curriculum and access to the university’s large student body. It will offer the most practical academic experience in entrepreneurship, culminating in a business plan competition.

The curriculum will consist of forward-thinking simulations, headline speakers, survival training team challenges and hack-a-thons. Along with these, there will also be key coverage areas in finance and empowerment, design and coding, robomarketing and growth hacking.

“We are thrilled to be working with ASU,” said Draper University founder, Tim Draper in a press release. “Our program will be enhanced by ASU’s full curriculum combined with their expertise in scaling. Because of ASU, more and more students will earn challenges and excitement of starting a business.”

Amy Hillman, dean of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business said the partnership is a fantastic combination of academics and practical application of entrepreneurial lessons.

“Draper U is an innovator in real-world education, and we are a highly ranked creative business school grounded in research,” she said. “Our students will have the best of both worlds and they will emerge from the experience stronger and better prepared for the modern economy.”

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