Graduate students from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics won second place in the Graduate Comprehensive Small Business Institute Project of the Year competition for their MBA capstone project.

The students — Neha Gupta, Yi-Chen Hung and Alison Weeks — worked on the project with Bryan School faculty Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh and Jason Bohrer. Welsh is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, director of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program and director of the Small Business Institute Program at UNCG; Bohrer is the MBA capstone professor of practice and project director for the award-winning initiative.

The Project of the Year award is a field-based project competition for both graduate and undergraduate students at colleges and universities with a Small Business Institute program. The Small Business Institute has been at the forefront of the experiential learning movement, giving students experience in comprehensive, specialized and business plan projects that are related to actual business problems or opportunities.


By Lanita Withers Goins