Entrepreneurship

Students in the Entrepreneurship Major at Methodist University will be prepared to start new businesses and/or become key team members of existing business and/or become successors to existing businesses. Students that complete the Entrepreneurship major will be prepared for professional entry-level employment in Entrepreneurship-related fields.

Mission

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Methodist University is to maximize the strength of our business and military community in order to begin a ground swell of new job creation and job retention initiatives - positively impacting our region, our state, and our nation. We do this by training our students (traditional high school graduates as well as transitioning military personnel) to start new businesses and/or become successors to existing businesses. Through recognition, collaboration, and hard work, we help local businesses connect the dots between success and succession. Our mission promotes our business community and prepares our students–our future alums–for business ownership, wealth production and job creation.

Goals

  1. Think critically, and employ the critical thinking process to solve problems and issues facing entrepreneurs and many small, medium and large businesses today.
  2. Describe and understand how to finance various entrepreneurial endeavors.
  3. Assist in the succession process and development of a family business.
  4. Identify the types of human, information, and financial resources required for launching and managing a new venture.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the major in Entrepreneurship

Foundation Core

18 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 2160, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620)

Professional Core

15 s.h. of Reeves School of Business upper level requirements (BUS 3320, BUS 3430, BUS 3520, BUS 4700, and MKT 2510)

Additional Requirements

BUS 3000, 3150, MKT 4200, ENP 3010, 3100, 3300, 3600, 4650, and 4700

Requirements for the minor in Entrepreneurship

18 s. h. – ACC 2510, MKT 2510, BUS 3000, 3010, 3430, and 4650. The minor in Entrepreneurship is open to all students.

Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship (CPE) provides students from all majors the opportunity to learn how to start and manage their own businesses. The CPE consists of four courses (12 hours) in a 2-1-1 format.

  • The first course in the program, ENP 3010, covers how to start a business.
  • The second course, ENP 3100, covers building a scalable and sustainable business.
  • The next course is from the student’s major, of 3000 or higher level, with departmental approval and determined before the student matriculates in this program.
  • The last course, ENP 4700, helps the student get involved in a small business as an intern, assisting in creating a comprehensive business or marketing plan and/or learning other unique attributes of that business. Students will receive credit for 112 work hours.

An entrepreneurship certificate will be granted after the successful completion of the program provided the student has a “C” average in the major course and a “C” average in the Entrepreneurship.

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Program Faculty & Staff

Hem Basnet, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Dr. Hem Basnet

Interim Chair, Entrepreneurship & Economics
(910) 630-7089
Pam Biermann, Instructor of Business Administration

Pam Biermann

Instructor of Business Administration
(910) 630-7496
Lauren Zimmer, Reeves School of Business Internship & Experiential Learning Director

Lauren Zimmer

RSB Internship & Experiential Learning Director
(910) 630-7243
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