Student Research Projects

Start it up! Entrepreneurship.

Student Don Lawrence
Carly Williams
Dolores Roberts
Department Management, Business and Economics
Course MBE 301: Principles of Management


The MBE 301 Principles of Management students are coordinating a week long Business Conference for the community as well as for students and faculty of Virginia Wesleyan College. The theme of the conference is Entrepreneurship, with each day highlighting different aspects of starting a business including; Business Operations, Financial and Legal considerations, Marketing, Social Responsibility, and Networking.
Students are working in self-managed teams with a hierarchal organizational structure. Each team has specific responsibilities geared toward creating a day of activities that promotes the day’s theme. Activities include presentations from VWC faculty and staff, speakers as from community businesses, panel discussions, fun learning activities about different marketing techniques, shark tank presentations for MBE 101 students to present their business ideas, and poster presentations prepared in correlation with business research papers from students of Principles of Management Class.