Learn more about our KS WELI Sponsored Courses that offer interdisciplinary opportunities in leadership, management, design, and entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Practicum: Passion Industries 
Many new ventures are born out of the personal passions of an entrepreneur, often in high-wattage industries like sports, entertainment, and culture. This class is more than a traditional academic experience; it's an opportunity to think creatively and ambitiously about your entrepreneurial journey.
Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising
The semester-long course will provide insight into designing a jewelry collection while working with development and merchandising to create a line plan. Courses will take place at both the UT campus and Kendra Scott design studio as students work through the various stages of design to 3D prototype development.
Register using the official UT Course Schedule.
Must be a UT student, Open to all identities. 

Fall 2024 Sponsored Courses

Experience KS WELI Sponsored Courses

FA355 // Women in Entreprenuership

MAN337/FA471 // Entreprenuerial LeadHERship

MAN 347P // Entrepreneurship Practicum: Passion Industries

TXA 341E / MAN 337 // Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising

Past KS WELI Sponsored Courses

Campus Partners

Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute's Campus Partners

Meet the KS WELI Professors

Jessica Ciarla
Rebecca Fefferman
Lesley Robinson
Jan Ryan
Kendra Scott

Women in Entreprenuership (WiE) Specialization

The Women in Entrepreneurship (WiE) Specialization is a partnership between the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, and The University of Texas at Austin. The first of its kind, the WiE specialization offers all UT Austin undergraduate students, regardless of sex, a variety of classes that are able to meet requirements #4 and/or #5 of the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor.

To be a part of the WiE specialization, UT Austin students are required to take courses sponsored by the KS WELI. Additional applications may be required per class. All undergraduate students are required to apply to the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor and complete all 5 requirements to graduate with the Entrepreneurship Minor credential.

Learn More About the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor
Entreprenuership Minor // Requirements


Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship

Princeton Review 2023


Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurs

Princeton Review 2023

"The creation of this WiE Specialization will build a bridge and a pipeline of talent between two of the largest entrepreneurial establishments within UT and provide KS WELI students with a world-class cross-disciplinary and credit-bearing educational experience hosted through McCombs."
Lesley Robinson

Lesley Robinson

Director, KS WELI // Lecturer, McCombs School of Business & College of Fine Arts
“I am a chemical engineering student and have never had a course that I enjoyed as much as Women in Entrepreneurship. In our five-week sprint, our group was so diverse – I learned that being an entrepreneur is a team skill, and with a chemical engineer, a business student, and 2 pre-law students, we were able to transform a beautiful idea into an even better one. We looked forward to every class.”
Linley Morris

Linley Morris, '23

Chemical Engineering, FA355 // Women in Entrepreneurship
“Going into the Entrepreneurial LeadHERship Course I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but the community of women both in the class and that we worked with over the course of the semester were some of the most inspiring I’d ever met! We learned both hands-on ways that we could support our own leadership journey, and what both leadership and entrepreneurship look like in practice. I loved this class, and the connections I made and skills I learned will stick with me!”
Grace Robertson

Grace Robertson '23

Sociology and Public Relations, FA371 / MAN377 // Entrepreneurial LeadHERship
“As a business major, the Accessory Design class gave me the opportunity to see another side to my future role in the business world. I was exposed to design processes and software systems used to create unique jewelry pieces. Using the 3D printer to create prototypes of our team’s designs was something I would have never had the opportunity to experience in any other class. The collaboration of working with my team and the Kendra Scott LLC employees was something that will stay with me for many years to come.”
Adina Ichilov

Adina Ichilov '22

Business Administration, TXA341E/MAN337 // Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising