Overview"The growing trend of entrepreneurship [is] being embraced as a positive way to create the jobs of the present and the future," says Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. He also notes an increasing interest in entrepreneurship in South America, Africa, Australia, and Europe. Those who possess the required skills and know-how will flourish.
The goal of the Entrepreneurship program at Bryant is to help you understand the strategic, tactical, and analytic traits necessary to make sound decisions in new ventures. You’ll learn how to implement cultural and technological innovations from around the world that will shape your business strategies, while dramatically expanding the market for your enterprise.
Successful entrepreneurs typically demonstrate the ability to blend skills in innovation and research, leadership and personnel management, marketing and selling, and finance. In the Entrepreneurship concentration, you will take six courses in the Entrepreneurship program and receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. A required minor in liberal arts will sharpen your critical thinking and problem solving, providing you with an edge over many entrepreneurs.
To complement another course of study with an Entrepreneurship minor, you will take four courses in the Entrepreneurship program.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Entrepreneurs are responsible for every aspect of their start-ups, from accounting to sales to personnel management. With the solid foundation gained at Bryant, our graduates have started successful businesses in a variety of industries such as accounting, financial services, and the arts, and they enjoy the satisfaction that comes from being their own boss. In addition, many organizations value the enthusiasm and vision entrepreneurs possess. Our program will also prepare you well for graduate studies.
Among Bryant’s Entrepreneurship faculty are a former chief marketing officer who is sought-after in the start-up community and entrepreneurs who have established, or have successfully sold, more than six companies in healthcare and technology.
Bryant Ventures is an experiential component of the Entrepreneurship program. The organization offers any student, regardless of major, an opportunity for hands-on learning. Participants are mentored by a dedicated group of faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, many of whom are Bryant alumni.
Bryant magazine recently profiled the organization in "Bryant Ventures: The Bridge to Self-Made Success Stories." Read it here.