Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Engineers

  • Lisa Bosman
  • Stephanie Fernhaber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
    Pages 1-3
  3. What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Why is it so Important for Engineers?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 7-14
    3. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 15-20
  4. Integrating the Entrepreneurial Mindset into Existing Engineering Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 39-43
  5. Where Do We Go From Here?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 47-49
    3. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 51-56
    4. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 57-62
  6. Example Engineering Curriculum Incorporating the Entrepreneurial Mindset

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Lisa Bosman, Stephanie Fernhaber
      Pages 65-90

About this book


This book provides engineering faculty members and instructors with a base understanding of why the entrepreneurial mindset is important to engineering students and how it can be taught. It helps advance entrepreneurship education for all engineering students, and equips educators with tools and strategies that allow them to teach the entrepreneurial mindset. Divided into four parts, this book explores what the entrepreneurial mindset is, and why it is important; shows how to get started and integrate the mindset into existing coursework so that curricula can focus on both technical/functional concepts and entrepreneurial ones as well; guides readers through the growing multitude of conferences, journals, networks, and online resources that are available; and provides solid examples to get the reader started. This book is an important resource for engineering educators as they learn how to remain competitive and cutting-edge in a field as fast-moving and dynamic as engineering.

  • Explores what the entrepreneurial mindset is and why it is important for engineers;
  • Offers a structured approach for integrating the entrepreneurial mindset into existing engineering courses;
  • Provides more than 25 examples and exercises.


Entrepreneurship Engineering curriculum Learning outcomes Backward curricular design ABET accreditation Innovation STEM education Engineering faculty

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa Bosman
    • 1
  • Stephanie Fernhaber
    • 2
  1. 1.Marquette University MilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Butler UniversityIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61411-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61412-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site