Every career field has a business connection, and as a student in the business program, you’ll bring a fundamental understanding of key interdisciplinary concepts that are essential for the success of any organization. This program will help you enhance your knowledge of business practices and decision-making strategies in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, while providing a practical foundation in economics, marketing, management, statistics, human resources, organizational behavior and innovation.
The Susan Wray Sullivan '51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship offers you courses and hands-on learning opportunities in business, innovation, entrepreneurship and management. It equips you with critical reasoning skills, communication skills and a well-rounded perspective essential to leadership roles in any career field.
The College's local business ties provide students with unique opportunities to network with guest lecturers and participate in business workshops. The Center's advisors, along with the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services, assist you with planning out courses, securing local internship placements, and helping you develop your entrepreneurial skills. It's because of this personal attention and guidance that you will become acclimated to change, learn about yourself, and leave Wells prepared for your entire career.
Kevin Miles, director of the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, brings to the role an enthusiasm for connecting people with opportunities, whether these take the form of internships, class projects, guest speakers, or just other students with shared interests. In his first semester at Wells, he took the annual student entrepreneurship contest and simultaneously expanded its potential while focusing the aims of the competition. His ongoing efforts include expanding the contest and bringing exciting, engaging, and successful entrepreneur speakers to campus.
The Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship provides three key factors in preparing students to take on the challenges of the business world: