The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Bennett College (CES) strives to provide academic opportunities which prepare and inspire principled, high-impact young entrepreneurs. The Center provides students with the tools and experiential learning experiences necessary to creatively pursue, identify and evaluate opportunities. Our students acquire a framework to conceptualize, finance, launch, manage, and harvest a wide variety of new ventures. In addition, the Center offers a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies which is a comprehensive specialized program focused on helping students create an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
At CES we define entrepreneurship as a mindset; supporting and encouraging students whether their interested are in social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, or corporate innovation.
GET EDUCATED – with innovative initiatives & programs students learn from a experiential learning environment outside of the classroom, creating a diverse learning culture.
GET INSPIRED – inspiring students to think both creatively & innovatively in a nurturing environment creating a poise to pursue their entrepreneurial venture.
GET A JUMP START – take the opportunity to match passion with a conceptualized idea to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
In 2007, as an integral part of Bennett College’s strategic plan, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of the College, chose to emphasize “Entrepreneurship” as a key component of the “Four Foci” for the college curriculum. Established in 2008, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies provides academic opportunities for young women at Bennett College.
Entrepreneurial Studies seeks to prepare and inspire principled, high-impact young entrepreneurs whose innovations improve people’s lives and solve important problems of today and tomorrow. Students learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities. Young women can acquire a framework to conceptualize, finance, launch, manage, and harvest a wide variety of new ventures. These can include commercial businesses such as high-tech startups as well as not-for- profit enterprises that address urgent and persistent human needs. Students may also choose to apply their entrepreneurial knowledge to existing family businesses or elect to create new ventures or products within large corporations.