Center for Business & Entrepreneurial Education

The business department’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education (CBEE) offers programs dedicated to supporting local businesses.  The CBEE focuses on developing and operating business education programs for local managers, employees and entrepreneurs.

Registration information for all CBEE programs is available at  For more information call  (574) 535-7451.

Current programs include the following:

Entrepreneurship training

This program is a practical, hands-on course for training entrepreneurs.  Goshen College has teamed up with the non-profit organization ASSETS Elkhart County to deliver a 12-week intensive program to help people learn what it takes to run a small business.  The program also focuses on helping participants to develop a detailed business plan.

Developing Supervisory Leadership

This is a 12-week course designed for employees who have recently taken on (or who are preparing for) a supervisory role within their company.  It focuses on the methods and challenges of managing others and helps participants to develop the necessary insight and skills to be successful in supervisory roles.

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Personal Finance

Goshen College has teamed up with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University to deliver a personal finance course for employees of local companies.   Companies can engage the CBEE to deliver this powerful course to their employees.   This 13-week program provides employees with valuable knowledge and skills for managing their personal household finances and helps them to develop good financial habits.  It also provides long-term coaching and support for graduates of the program.

Lunch & Learn

This is a series of lunch-time seminars on popular and useful topics for office employees.  The series typically runs weekly for 6 or 7 consecutive weeks each Fall.  (Occasionally a mini-series will also run during the winter months.)  Topics range from useful office software tips & techniques, to stress management, personal development, nutrition, fashion, current trends & events, and a wide variety of other useful and interesting topics.

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Business Seminars and Workshops

The CBEE periodically runs seminars and workshops which focus on business skills development and a variety of relevant business topics.  Many of these events are interactive and draw upon the accumulated experience and knowledge of speakers, facilitators, and seminar participants from across our business community.