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The goal of the B.S. in Management is to prepare students for success in modern business organization and to advance their careers in management. The program allows students to remain broad-based in their selection of courses. Three optional concentrations are available: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management. Graduates may seek entry-level positions in profit and non-profit organizations or the public sector as management trainees, assistant managers, customer service representatives, human resource generalists, executive sales representatives, sports management executives, account executives, or labor relations specialists. Graduates may also choose to work for a small or family-owned business or to become entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly important element of the business world. The Institute For Entreprneurship (IFE) provides students opportunities to experience what it is like to be an entrepreneur. The IFE, through its community relationships, various business plan competitions and pitch contests, internship opportunities, guest speakers, outside projects and coursework, provides students a variety of opportunities to learn by doing. The IFE also provides numerous mentorship opportunities through partnerships with successful entrepreneurs in the community.
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The IFE's Runway Program provides future business owners with the resources, tools and experience they need to succeed. FGCU students develop cutting-edge companies at the Emergent Technologies Institute using advanced prototyping machinery, including 3-D printers, computers and high-end cameras. Students in the Fall 2016 class produced an Instagram video about the program.
November 1, 2016: Veterans to Entrepreneurs
Keith Basik is a US Army Veteran and a runner. He had an idea for a Flip Towel, a wristband that turns into a towel. He was one of the 166 veterans who were part of the Statewide Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program first class of students. Basik and 32 others participated in the program at FGCU's Institute for Entrepreneurship (IFE). He credits the program with helping him raise funds to get his invention to market.
Dr. Sandra Kauanui is the IFE Director. She comments on the "thank-yous" that she gets from participants in the program.