Historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland has announced that it will offer a new concentration in entrepreneurship and small business management for students who are majoring in business administration. The university reports that it will one of only a very few HBCUs with an entrepreneurship program.
The concentration will teach students how to develop a startup, run a small business, navigate the venture financing process and bring an entrepreneur’s perspective to large organizations, while building on a foundation of concepts of marketing, accounting, finance and management.
Anthony Nelson, dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University, stated that “the trend in business education is moving toward entrepreneurship and small business management – most businesses in the United States are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Bowie State offers students the chance to learn the latest innovation to be successful as small business owners and help bigger companies to thrive.”
Dr. Nelson is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He holds an MBA in management information systems and a Ph.D. in business and management information systems from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.