National Distinction and Recognition
Business students come to Belmont and study entrepreneurship for a variety of reasons. Some want to start their own businesses, others want special training for a start-up or family business, and still others know they simply do not want to work for anyone else. If you identify with one or more of these reasons, consider joining one of the fastest growing majors in the nation, at one of the strongest programs available — the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration at Belmont University.
Our program has been named a National Model Undergraduate Program for excellence in entrepreneurship education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), as well as a national Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by the Princeton Review (for five consecutive years). In 2010, our program was featured by Fortune magazine as one of five schools to consider when studying entrepreneurship. These awards and distinctions place Belmont's Center for Entrepreneurship among the most exceptional entrepreneurship programs in the country.
The hands-on approach offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship sets us apart from other programs and helps our students hit the ground running. Student entrepreneurs are given opportunities to work in one of several student-run retail spaces on campus or they can develop their own business ventures with faculty support. This co-curricular programming equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to become successful entrepreneurs.
Belmont's Center for Entrepreneurship offers learning options for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduates can major in Entrepreneurship by pursuing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) degree within Belmont’s Undergraduate School of Business Administration. An Entrepreneurship minor is also available for students outside of the business school. Graduate business students, through The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, can expand their business education through the Center's graduate-level courses.
By the Numbers
Typically, around a third of the students concentrating in entrepreneurship create businesses that are their main or sole source of income after graduation. Within five years of graduation, we expect half of our alumni to have started their own businesses. Graduates who don't go into business for themselves will find careers in entrepreneurial businesses owned by others or in traditional corporate settings.
Whatever your path or vision, our Center for Entrepreneurship has the expertise, passion, and values to prepare you for your own entrepreneurial venture. We invite you to explore our web pages to learn more about the Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont University.