At the end of your last semester, you will attempt to conquer E-Day—one of the most intense experiences of any undergraduate program in the nation.
E-Day, short for "Evaluation day," is the final presentation of the business plan you create during MGT 449, the New Venture Creation course, which you take your senior year.
Nationally recognized as the ultimate entrepreneurial experience, our New Venture Creation course gives you the chance to feel the entrepreneurial pressure. Entrepreneurs in the real world put everything on the line to be successful, so you do the same with a valuable milestone—your graduation.
Your student team will travel to Downtown Indianapolis to present your business plan to a panel of alumni and executives. On the upper floors of a skyscraper, you must convince these bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, accountants, real estate moguls, and CEOs that you are an expert and your plan is a viable model.
After panel members listen to your presentation and asks you questions, they may give you a stamp of approval, which mean you get an "A" in the class and walk across the graduation stage two weeks later. If they reject your plan, you fail the class and do not graduate.
Join a Distinguished Community of Alumni
E-Day sets our program apart. It is rigorous, challenging, stressful, and it comes with risk. But when you succeed, when you hear the words "Congratulations, you've passed," you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as you join our world-class alumni. You will have achieved something that only a few hundred graduates have been able to do. Are you ready?
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E-Day is one of the many experiences that show why our degree in entrepreneurship routinely ranks as one of the best of its kind in the U.S. We also offer a minor that complements nearly any major on campus, as well as a concentration in our MBA program—also nationally ranked.