Student Opportunities

Beyond the classroom

As a student in the College of Business at John Brown University, you will have many opportunities to get involved and/or take advantage of the many benefits offered to students.  Whether through networking with faculty, guest speakers and fellow students, participating in study abroad trips, joining clubs, or completing an internship, your involvement will enhance your education.  See below for more information.

Undergraduate Students

  • Get involved in ENACTUS and develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life for people locally and around the globe
  • Participate in the annual Governor’s Cup Competition
  • Travel abroad and earn course credit in another country
  • Be involved in a business club
  • Develop marketing plans for actual clients
  • Gain real-world experience by interning at a local Fortune 500 company

Graduate Students

  • Build a professional network
  • Use networking and education to achieve a career change
  • Participate in a study abroad trip
  • Build career around study abroad program
  • Experience a uniquely Christian worldview
  • Learn from faculty who are both practitioners and academicians

JBU Online Students

  • Be part of a large JBU alumni network
  • Build a professional network
  • Take advantage of a schedule designed for working adults
  • Learn from faculty that combine theories and textbooks with “real world” experience
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ENACTUS

 

In the past 10 years Enactus JBU has implemented a water purification system in five communities in Guatemala. Now a clean water provider can sell water at a fraction of the cost of competitors, enabling more people to have clean water.

JBU Enactus

ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship in Action) is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills needed to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need (http://www.jbuenactus.org).  They then present those business concepts at competitions on the regional, national and even world levels.  JBU's ENACTUS team placed first at the national competition in 2017 and won $10,000.

JBU's vision is to change lives around the world through education and service that equips people, builds communities, and inspires hearts. JBU students are currently building homes for refugees in Uganda, providing communities in Guatemala with access to clean water, creating jobs in document destruction for adults with disabilities, and empowering women in Guatemala with business skills to grow their jelly business.

ENACTUS JBU is both a club and a class offered for university credit. The current team has over 50 members from 10 different countries, studying 11 different majors. Is there a place for you? Yes. Reach out to enactus@jbu.edu for more information.

To see photos and get more information about what our students are working on, check out https://www.facebook.com/EnactusJBU and https://www.instagram.com/enactusjbu/.

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GOVERNOR'S CUP COMPETITION

 

JBU teams have won over $100,000 in prize money from the Governor's Cup Competition.

Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition

Your first three years in the College of Business at JBU all come together your senior year during the capstone business class called Strategic Management. In this course, students work in teams to create a business and write a business plan detailing the first five years of operation. At the end of the semester, each team sends their business plan to a competition called the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Competition.

Twelve teams are selected from all of the entries, and they travel to Little Rock, Arkansas, to present their business plan and compete for cash prizes. Not only are the prizes a great incentive, but investors and experienced business people judge the presentations and plans, and provide critical and useful feedback.

The top three from this Arkansas competition win prizes, and the top two teams travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete against the top two teams from Oklahoma and Nevada and have another opportunity to win more cash prizes and interact with investors and business people. More information about Governor's Cup is provided here.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

 

Business students can study abroad in places like Central America and Asia where they learn about international business and other cultures while gaining college credit.  

Business Clubs

American Enterprise Institute

JBU’s AEI organization is a student chapter of the national organization which provides students with the ideas, research and network of AEI.  AEI is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of a free society through independent thinking, open debate, and reasoned argument.  Members share AEI’s commitment to fostering a healthy competition of ideas, defending human dignity, expanding human potential and building a freer and safer world.

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association (AMA) student chapter of the national American Marketing Association organization works to connect JBU business students to marketing professionals and provide opportunities for growth in the field. The chapter hosts events to highlight local professionals, companies and trends; competes in American Marketing Association National Competitions; and, provides tools and resources for students.

JBU's AMA chapter is sponsored by professors and professionals.

Delta Mu Delta

This organization is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students.  Students who are in the top 20% GPA of the junior and senior classes are eligible for membership. 

Enactus

As described above, Enactus is an international non-profit organization that develops impactful projects that benefit the less privileged and encourages others to replicate.

John Brown Investment Group

Through this organization, students collaborate and research interesting investment opportunities which increase the probability of achieving positive returns on assets under management in any given year. 

The purpose of the club is to provide JBU business students with real world experience to learn more about the stock market and to engage passionate JBU Business alumni as advisers to current JBU undergraduate students.  Furthermore, the group seeks to equip JBU students with Christian values to make an impact on the world.

Off Topic

This group is dedicated to providing support and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs, sparking conversations about the creative potential of individuals on campusWe don’t have a number of participants for this group.

SCOB Council

The SCOB Council is comprised of business students who represent fellow students to JBU staff and faculty with the purpose of unifying students and organizations to best accomplish student goals.

Women in Business

This organization meets to grow in community and learn from experienced female professionals.  The group believes it is important to discuss hard things together to best prepare for working in the future.  

 

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

Potential employers want to see that graduates have gained practical experience through internships. Therefore, supervised learning involving field experience in a business firm is required as part of JBU's undergraduate business program.