The Best Entrepreneurship Courses in America

Baylor University, Blaine McCormick
Baylor University / Robert Rogers
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Business, the Economy, and World Affairs, Baylor University

Affectionately nicknamed “Prof Daddy” by his students, Blaine McCormick puts a new spin on the 250-year old teachings of Benjamin Franklin in his introductory business class at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The class is high tech, incorporating teleconferenced guest speakers, online video games, and podcasts. But at the heart of the class is a big old book: The Autobiography of Ben Franklin. “It’s the greatest entrepreneurial story in print,” McCormick says. Students memorize Franklin’s maxims and are challenged to apply them to their own business ventures. The key to entrepreneurial success hasn't changed so much over the past few centuries, McCormick says: “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.”