Olin brings the business world into the center of your educational experience by providing you with integrative, hands-on learning opportunities.


Size matters. We leverage Olin's small size to create a friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment.


Our resources have no boundaries. You will tap into the experience and expertise of our corporate partners and alumni who share our values, offer counsel on our programs and curriculum, provide financial support – and hire you for internships and full-time positions.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking means learning how to ask the right questions and formulate them clearly and precisely; gather, assess, and interpret data; reach sound conclusions and solutions; and communicate persuasively and effectively. Our faculty apply critical thinking in their research, and they infuse that same analytical thought process in the learning environment, giving you the critical-thinking skills needed to tackle complex business problems and foster innovation.

Real-World Experience + Applied Learning

Olin creates powerful connections between businesses and our students. You’ll find applied-learning opportunities in our classrooms, student clubs and extracurricular activities – allowing you to explore new career options and gain substantive on-the-job experience, valuable mentors and networking contacts.

Extracurricular entrepreneurship activities such as the Olin Cup business plan competition are offered by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies, which promotes corporate innovation and the commercialization of new business ideas.