Entrepreneurship

  • College

    School of Business

  • Degree

    BBA

  • Location

    Macon

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Innovate today for a better tomorrow

Students studying entrepreneurship at Mercer University will develop understanding of key principles to facilitate successful future business careers. Entrepreneurship majors are equipped to combine creative thinking with a strong foundation in business.

Gain experience

Entrepreneurship majors and business students at Mercer use classroom knowledge to develop their ideas into creative solutions. The Mercer Innovation Center provides a physical space and tools for students to take an idea from conception to market. Partnering with local business owners and faculty, students can grow ideas into thriving businesses.

Launch your career

Individuals who successfully earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Entrepreneurship at Mercer can go on to work as business professionals in positions such as:

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Reporter
  • Recruiter
  • Small Business Owner

Learn more about our Entrepreneurship major

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION PROGRAM

Mercer undergraduate students may be eligible for special admission consideration for a graduate business program through the Special Consideration Program. Students can take advantage of waivers for both the GMAT requirement and the application fee, and enjoy additional benefits, including a 30% tuition benefit toward earning their graduate business degree at Mercer.

As an entrepreneur, experience is the greatest teacher. Whether Z Beans is successful or not, the intrinsic reward I gain from this business will forever outweigh the monetary reward I receive.

Shane Buerster
Economics and Marketing Major, Entrepreneurship Minor, '18
Founder, Z Beans Coffee

Shane Buerster
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Meet the Faculty

Mercer’s School of Business is supported by a talented group of faculty and staff who serve as mentors, coaches, teachers, and experts in their fields. They are committed to equipping the next generation of business leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Visit Mercer

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit Mercer.

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Mercer Innovation Center

The Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) acts as a business incubator for Middle Georgia, with a focus on utilizing technology to foster economic growth. Special features of the Mercer Innovation Center include the Mercer Innovation Fellowship for business professionals and The Next Big Idea business pitch competition for student entrepreneurs.

MERCER INNOVATION CENTER

The Next Big Idea Competition

Each year, the Mercer Innovation Center hosts a business competition called The Next Big Idea, which is designed to encourage Mercer undergraduate students to think creatively and develop their business ideas. The winner in 2019 was Luke Kolbie, ’21, for his idea called Kingfisher Buckle, which is an updated design for use in the belt and strap hardware industry. The comfort, durability, and customization features of their products set Kingfisher Leatherworks apart. As the winner, Luke received $4,500 to use or the development of his business plan. Since winning the competition in 2019, Luke has expanded the products into belts, bags, wallets, and more.

NEXT BIG IDEA COMPETITION