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“More than ever we are convinced that the creation and liberation of human energy through entrepreneurship is the single largest transformational force on the planet today.”
– Jeffry A. Timmons, pioneer in entrepreneurship education

The John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning, makes our program unique. Entrepreneurship education is the fastest-growing field of study in the United States, with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development worldwide.

Our mission is to be nationally ranked and recognized as one of the top private universities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Student learning is at the core of all activities and programs of the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. The focus of the program is twofold:

  • Build a nationally recognized academic program that engages students and the regional business community in mutually beneficial experiences.
  • Conduct research that encourages and supports the efforts of faculty and student researchers to explain entrepreneurial trends and find solutions to problems faced by entrepreneurs whether they are starting a new venture or working in an established organization that is looking to expand and compete.

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