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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Concentration

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average of 4.4 million businesses are started every year. Almost half of the employees in the United States are employed in small businesses, and over 95 percent of businesses are considered small. The impact this sector can have on society and individual lives is immense, and we think Christians should be part of that. That’s why, as a Christian college, we’re dedicated to preparing you for success in the small business sector. The entrepreneurship and small business management concentration within the business administration major will equip you with the tools to lead and compete in any of those environments. You will learn the process—from idea creation to execution—of starting your own business, as well as the nuances of running a small business. You will develop the tools to organize, develop and grow a business, including how to lead and motivate employees.

Why study entrepreneurship and small business management at Gordon?

At Gordon we believe tremendous opportunities exist to impact the world and serve others through business. Situated just north of Boston—one of the world’s biotechnology and healthcare epicenters and a hub for finance—Gordon students have plentiful opportunities for hands-on learning and internships.

Searching for colleges with good business programs? You’re in the right place. Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows you to collaborate closely with highly experienced faculty who will prepare you for excellence and mission in the marketplace as you cultivate integrity and wise stewardship. 

While learning within the broader Christian liberal arts context, you’ll gain a deep understanding of a holistic approach to business management and leadership as you serve your stakeholders. You’ll have the chance to sharpen your skills through the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership trainings and events. And Gordon’s institutional emphasis on leadership development will prepare you for excellent, ethical work as a Christian leader in the workplace. 

What careers can I pursue with my business management degree with an entrepreneurship and small business concentration? 

  • Creating an entrepreneurial venture
  • Running a small business 
  • Managing a nonprofit
  • Creating a profitable part-time business 
  • Managing a retail location or franchise 
  • Consulting 

Experiential learning in entrepreneurship and small business management

Opportunities to experience the world of entrepreneurship and small business while on campus include: 

  • Small business internships 
  • Mentorships with small business owners and entrepreneurs 
  • Engagement with the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership through trainings and events 
  • Participation in the annual Gordon-sponsored Social Venture Challenge 


For more information contact:

Kristen Cooper 
Department chair 

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