How the Small Business Institute® Program Helped Spark Entrepreneurial Interest and Led to a Named College at Rider University

Ronald Cook, Dianne Campbell
2022 Small Business Institute® Journal  
This article opens an exploration of how entrepreneurship programs in many universities got their start from the Small Business Institute ® (SBI) student team consulting programs. It is a case study that documents the role played by the SBI programs at an AACSB-accredited school, which resulted in the creation of an entrepreneurship major, an entrepreneurship center, a named school, and many other activities. It discusses the kind of impact the Small Business Institute ® has had on the overall
more » ... ntrepreneurial ecosystem, as the structure of the SBI program brings together local businesses, students, and faculty members, and the relationships that have formed have an influence on all participants. Using this case as an example, we argue that this interconnection between students, the institution, and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem is worthy of greater attention, and propose a method to do that.
doi:10.53703/001c.32469 fatcat:3miwaijvy5dydg2w4kb3imacya