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Earl N. Phillips School of Business
Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

The entrepreneurship major is intended for students who are interested in starting or purchasing a business, or who are considering working in a family-owned business upon graduation.

Upon completing the entrepreneurship major at High Point University, students will be able to:

  1. effectively develop resource management plans
  2. obtain the knowledge and required proficiency in the development and writing of a business plan
  3. identify a business opportunity
  4. conduct a feasibility analysis

Why business is a top program?

  • Students enjoy strong job placement rates
  • Skills acquired in business are useful in all career fields
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship allows students to access experienced entrepreneurs and investors
  • The Professional Selling Program showcases student talent to top corporations
  • Students may combine business curriculum with foreign language and cultural studies in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish
  • Students learn how to be professional and career-ready
  • The Stock Trading Room enables practical finance experience
  • Students have an opportunity to earn a 4 + 1 MBA
  • Accounting majors have multiple opportunities to intern with local, regional, and Big 4 accounting firms

Opportunities for experiential learning

  • HPU Elevator Pitch Competition
  • HPU Business Plan Competition
  • Regional elevator pitch competitions
  • National selling competitions
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs National Conferences
  • Involvement with High Point Business Community
  • BB&T Leadership Institute Certification
  • Roundtable events with the entrepreneurial community
  • The Investment Club invests real dollars in markets
  • Study abroad global business courses
  • Working and learning at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Student clubs & organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
  • American Marketing Association
  • Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
  • Entrepreneurs Club (eClub)
  • Floyd Craven Investment Club
  • PSB Selling Club
  • Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society

Fast facts

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CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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