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Entrepreneurship Minor

Jump-Starting Your Own Business

The Entrepreneurship minor allows students from any major to learn the tools for inventing their own career and operating a new business. You will be equipped to solve business problems, think outside the box, initiate risks, accept failure as part of the growth process, and appreciate the correlation between hard work and success.

Entrepreneurship courses will guide you through the best theoretical and empirical practices for starting profit or nonprofit companies and growing them to be successful. You will build comprehensible business plans for investors or contributors and incorporate strategies into business models that mirror successful entrepreneur campaigns. Our hands-on professors will help you negotiate with partners and investors and expand your network of connections for building a successful business.

Entrepreneurship Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Business Department

Dr. Jody Hirschy, Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Business Department
765-998-5158
jdhirschy@taylor.edu

Lisa Gilpin, Program Assistant
765-998-5135
lisa_gilpin@taylor.edu

Related Majors and Related Minors

Business Department

Excellence. Innovation. Ethics.

Receiving any of the bachelor’s in Business degrees from Taylor will prepare you to enter the business world with the confidence to exceed expectations and stand out as a Christian business leader. Whether you are looking to create new products, analyze data for investment opportunities, or create detailed marketing plans, our Business curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic principles of accounting, finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.

Each major in the Business department equips you with an exceptional education and the faith integration you will need to develop an ethical responsibility for business. The ACBSP-accredited Business department will prepare you for whatever career path you choose—from nonprofit to Fortune 500 to government work.

Through a student-run endowment fund, semester-long courses preparing students for the Series-7 and CPA exams, practicum experiences, and extensive alumni connections, you’ll be more than prepared to start your career in business.



Read more about our accreditation in our Student Achievement Report.

Read our End of Year summary for the Business Advisory Council.

See the number of ACBSP-accredited business graduates (2016-18).

Expanding Your World with Business

Taylor offers numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a future business person, including opportunities to work with the university’s Endowment Team to invest $2 million of the university's endowment, join Taylor’s nationally ranked Ethics Bowl team and compete against other universities nationwide, and connect with local entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

To increase students’ international understanding of business, Taylor offers both long- and short-term overseas experiences in Lithuania, China, Honduras, and many more locations. Tour facilities, train novice entrepreneurs, meet company executives, and grapple with the challenges facing businessmen and businesswomen on a global scale. To see more business opportunities, visit our Business at Taylor page.

Calculating Your Future
Scholarships
Practicums

Our required practicums expose Business students to real-world organizations to prepare them for future careers. Many Business students who complete practicums receive job offers from their employers before they graduate. Academic advisors have connected previous students to positions at Calamos Investments, Hope International, Wal-Mart, J.D. Norman Industries, and the Department of Defense.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Taylor University’s Business department have gone on to work at many big-name organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, the Department of Defense, and Wal-Mart Corporation. Find your major’s page for a list of potential positions for which you will be qualified.

Alumni and employers regularly call the department, asking for graduates they can hire. The Calling and Career Office also has many connections to place students in the best position for their calling. With a success rate of 97%, Taylor business students have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University’s placement rates.

Business Graduate Programs

Our Business graduates have been accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious business, law, and economics graduate schools, including:

  • Top 25 business schools: Duke University Fuqua School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Highly-regarded law schools: Pepperdine, Stetson University, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Regent University, and Indiana University
  • Nationally-ranked economics schools: Vanderbilt University, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University
Faculty & Staff
Department Head

Jody Hirschy

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Business

jdhirschy@taylor.edu

Faculty

Scott Adams

Professor of Business

scadams@taylor.edu

Mick Bates

Associate Professor of Marketing

mcbates@tayloru.edu

Eric Hernandez

Assistant Professor of Accounting

erhernandez@taylor.edu

Julie Little

Associate Professor of Management

julie_little1@taylor.edu

David Poucher

Associate Professor of Accounting

dvpoucher@taylor.edu

Jackson Shen

Assistant Professor of Finance

Staff

Nancy Gillespie

Business Department Advisor

nngillespie@taylor.edu

Lisa Gilpin

Business Program Assistant

lisa_gilpin@taylor.edu