Academic Opportunities—KEY Program
Entrepreneurship education is an integral ingredient of academic activity at the University of Rochester. Prominent in this area is the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program that provides selected students with the opportunity to devote one or two semesters, tuition free, to the study and practice of entrepreneurship, defined as "transforming an idea into an enterprise that generates value."
Students may propose to devote as much as an entire academic year to internships, special projects, business plan development, research into various facets of entrepreneurship, additional coursework, or analysis of how culture and public policy influence entrepreneurial activity. Participation is open to all undergraduates at the University.