Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bizarre College Degrees that Can Lead You to Entrepreneurship

 Bizarre College Degrees that Can Lead You to Entrepreneurship by Jonah Engler

Most people think of obtaining an MBA or a similar degree in business or finance when considering work in entrepreneurship. There are, however, other more unusual degrees that can lead to success. The following are a few bizarre college degrees that can lead you to working in entrepreneurship.


There are colleges that offer degrees in Mixology. This involves learning how to make a variety of cocktails. Opportunities for entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry is almost unlimited. Someone who understands the art of drink-making could start a business that catered to weddings, graduations, birthdays, or even veer off into the consulting field. Coming up with unique drink recipes and writing a book is also a possibility.

Exercise and Movement Sciences

Courses like "Exercise and Sport Psychology" and "Biomechanics of Human Movement" can lead to quite a few possibilities as an entrepreneur. You could obviously start you own health and fitness business or begin a corporate wellness program. You might also choose to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.


This is a skill that involves shaping and designing different types of metal. If you received a degree in metalsmithing there are several independent career paths that would be available to you. Everything from designing jewelry and tableware to creating larger works of art could lead to several exciting entrepreneur opportunities.

Enology and Viticulture

Enology is the study of wine and viticulture is the study of the cultivation of grapevines. The popularity of wine has surged in recent years. There are several career paths someone with a degree in enology and viticulture could pursue. Managing your own vineyard, making wine, and operating a wine store are a few of the options available for an entrepreneur.


Becoming an independent auctioneer can provide more opportunities for entrepreneurship than you may think. It's not simply about standing behind a podium and actually auctioning off items. This degree will teach you to develop an eye for certain types of merchandise as well as finding the best appraisal sources. Auctioning for estates, car shows, and antique shows are some of the places an entrepreneur can make a career for himself.

These are just a few of the bizarre college degrees most people couldn't imagine would lead them to entrepreneurship. The sky really is the limit when it comes to branching out as an entrepreneur.

Jonah Engler is a self-established entrepreneur who hails from NYC.

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