Business learning community launches new strategic plan

Dr. Nathan Campbell, director of Henderson State's Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship learning community

New and innovative programs are the goal of a strategic plan launched recently by Henderson State University’s Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (BIE) learning community.

The BIE program had earlier unveiled a new mission statement to align it with the university’s new strategic positioning platform, said director Dr. Nathan Campbell.

“Our business faculty are driven to see our students succeed,” Campbell said. “Each of them has strived to be innovative in their approach to classroom delivery over the last several years. I believe this is why we have seen our online MBA program grow by around 400 percent in the last two years.

Campbell listed three priorities:

  • Ensure graduates are equipped for their careers through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Enhance the BIE’s economic impact.
  • Develop and retain faculty who can instill an innovative/entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed.

“Our students, before graduating, will be able to say they have completed an internship/mentorship experience, earned at least one industry credential, worked on a consulting-based project, and participated in a global, collaborative team,” Campbell said.

“We believe this will set our graduates apart from other college graduates and make them more marketable.”

The BIE learning community at Henderson State is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It offers the Bachelor of Business Administration in Data Science, Finance, Management, and Marketing on campus, and the Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management, Data Science, Engineering Management, and General Business.

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