A Track Record of Success
Student team successes include numerous wins at state and national business plan competitions – 20 national wins, 54 awards at the Arkansas Governor's Cup, and 3 wins at the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State.
Since 2002, students have won more than $2.8 million in prize money and raised $60 million to build their businesses.
The greatest success stories, however, are the 22 startup companies developed in class.
The fundamentals taught in the classroom include identifying and analyzing opportunities, developing viable business models, and funding the startup process. Whether it's the graduate certificate in entrepreneurship or the MBA entrepreneurship concentration, the goal is the same: to equip students with the tools and opportunities to develop their ideas and get their work noticed.