Return to News

HPU Adds New Major in Entrepreneurship; New Minor in Sales

High Point, N.C., Oct. 26, 2006- High Point University is adding yet another course of study to its Business School, a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneurship major is intended for people who are interested in becoming owners of small businesses, working in a family-owned business upon graduation, or who are interested in the unique concerns of managing a small business. Students will learn to deal with the issues of starting a new business venture and also the management issues unique to the small business.

"With small business representing 99 percent of all employers and creating nearly 75 percent of all net new jobs, this major addresses a large, and growing, segment of professional need," said Wehrley, Dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. "We expect this major to be a hot one at High Point University."

Students will be required to complete a total of 51 hours in the major, which include two electives that allow the student to focus on the type of business they are considering, whether it be marketing, finance, or manufacturing. Along with these courses, seniors majoring in the course will be required to take a senior seminar, which takes the student through a simulation of starting and managing a small business.

As well as the new major, High Point University is also offering a minor in Sales. The purpose of the minor is to provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary for success in sales. Students will learn how to determine customers' needs and how to represent effectively themselves, and their product.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU is a liberal arts institution with approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report 15th among comprehensive universities in the South and in the top 100 nationally. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 33 minors and six graduate-degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference.

#     #     #