Wilkes University

BBA in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship students at Wilkes University in Mesa, Arizona network at a rooftop event.

Be your own boss.

Students in the Entrepreneurship major of the Jay Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will experience the creation and recognition of opportunities, develop those opportunities, act on opportunities, create value, and give back to society. As a Sidhu student, you begin this process immediately, as you conceptualize, design and operate your own business. Your exposure to business tasks builds each semester and culminates with your completion of a senior internship.
The Sidhu School faculty designed a program to enhance the development and nurturance of emotional intelligence and leadership potential in our undergraduate students, based on the faculty’s own experiences with the qualities of a successful businessperson.

Your faculty has been involved in the launch, growth, and management of their own ventures. As entrepreneurs they have been immersed in nearly every area of managing a business. For example, Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Alves has been involved in the launch and growth of five start-up companies; as an entrepreneur he was immersed in nearly every area of managing a business. Consistent with the Sidhu Brand, this major integrates mentoring, innovation, and entrepreneurial processes.

Research

Our graduates have presented at a number of conferences and have conducted countless research projects. Some consist of:

  • Presented at the Women's and Gender Studies Conference, Women, Leadership, and Power at King’s College in April 2013, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
    • Women Leaders and Humility.
  • Presented at the Global Landscapes Conference/ The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development's Interdisciplinary Research Symposium at King’s College in April 2014, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
    • Cross Cultural Perspectives on Humility and Leadership.
  • Presented at Presented at the McDonough Leadership Conference in April, 2013, at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
    • Common Patterns in Leadership Studies Introductory Courses: Exploring Course Content.
  • Presented at the McDonough Leadership Conference in April, 2014, at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
    • The 'H' Factor: Humility and Good Leadership.
  • Presented at the Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Revolutionary Women, Wilkes University, March, 2014
    • Women in Real Estate.

Internships

We believe each student needs to gain field experience before graduation to better prepare themselves for the real world so internships are required. As a private, non-profit school of our size, we can help secure internships specific to your field of study.  Our recent students have interned with:

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Geisinger Health System
  • College Works Painting
  • Artistic Toys

Personal and Professional Development

The Personal and Professional Development series, unique to Wilkes Sidhu School students, will engage you in a process of discovery and development. You'll explore knowledge, values, learning styles and competencies as you lead by doing. After learning about yourself and finding your strengths and weaknesses, the class will explore professional skills that can add to your career development. These courses include resume writing and interview skills and also include practical advice on email correspondence, social events with coworkers, and other situations young professionals often find themselves facing.

Alumni Outcomes

Our graduates have found career success in a variety of areas including tech start-ups, sales organizations, retailing, and corporations. Some graduates start their own businesses or help with family organizations. Current employers include:

  • Kraft
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • real estate, advertising, and many others

Accreditation

The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.


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