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Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship

This Is Where We Get Down To BusinessFor over 100 years, our focus has been providing our students with a strong business core coupled with a variety of relevant electives to guide them in becoming the business leaders of the future. We pride ourselves in having strong academically credentialed faculty who have real-world experience to bring to the classroom. Our broad array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs give our students the ability to choose a discipline they are passionate about.

Colleges of Distinction 2020-2021 Business Badge

Through our many connections and partnerships, our students are also able to develop real-world experiences through our experiential learning and internship opportunities, including our VITA Tax Clinic, student managed investment fund, DECA consulting business, and our annual sport management golf fundraiser.

We're here to provide you REAL EXPERIENCE so you can achieve REAL SUCCESS!

John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise

John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise

Founded in 2013, The John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is a research and education center that examines market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues.

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Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Network (ITEN)

Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Network (ITEN)

The integration of ITEN into the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship provides an amazing opportunity for Lindenwood students to learn from and gain exposure to the tech ecosystem and the entrepreneurial mindset.


Naming Of The College

Lindenwood University received a significant seven-figure gift to name the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship and to serve as a lead gift in the construction of a $21 million Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) on its St. Charles Campus.

100 Years of Excellence

In 2019, the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship celebrated its 100th Anniversary. To mark this historic milestone, the Lindenwood and St. Charles communities enjoyed an evening of honoring our past and looking forward to the future.

Letter from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University. We are proud to offer a fundamentally strong business education that offers students the opportunity to learn inside and outside of the classroom. Students will achieve real experience and real success through opportunities for experiential learning in their classes and through internship opportunities.

The Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers opportunities for specialization in twelve separate business fields. The flexibility of both the graduate and undergraduate programs also offer students the opportunity to seek credentials in multiple emphasis areas. In addition to our wide range of degree and emphasis options, the school also distinguishes itself in numerous other ways:

  • Credentialed faculty with real world experience. We recruit professors who bring both academic and professional achievement to the classroom. As a result, the majority of our 30 full-time faculty members have a doctoral degree in specialty fields—and significant, first-hand experience in the business world.
  • Strong entrepreneurial emphasis. We believe that all successful businesses must be entrepreneurial. As a result, a significant portion of our curricula is devoted to the entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Extensive faculty-student interaction. We think the effectiveness of education is directly dependent on the quantity and quality of time our students spend with their professors. For that reason all of our classes are small to promote active student participation and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Early student contact with the business world. We want our students to develop meaningful contacts with the business leaders of the world before they graduate. We bring in many guest speakers to our classrooms and provide hundreds of internship and mentorship opportunities.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship. We welcome visitors to our campus and would be happy to provide a tour for you to take a firsthand look.

Molly J. Hudgins, JD

Mission Statement

Set forth below, the mission of the ACBSP accredited Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship complements and expands upon the Lindenwood University mission statement. In furtherance of the University’s mission, the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship is committed to

  • Providing a comprehensive core curriculum of business subjects.
  • Instilling a strong and enduring sense of ethical business practices.
  • Providing theoretical tools and analytical skills for lifelong use.
  • Developing the student’s communication and presentation skills.
  • Offering major fields of study to equip students for specialized careers.
  • Providing opportunities to supplement classroom education with real world experience.
  • Expanding the student’s geographical and cultural horizons for success in an increasingly global economy.
  • Instilling the entrepreneurial model as an essential component of American free enterprise.
  • Fostering the scholarship of teaching, application, integration, and discovery among its students and faculty.

Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Quentin Ortega Named Director of ITEN

Lindenwood University announced Quentin Ortega as the new Director of ITEN. Although new to the role, Ortega has been involved with ITEN for many years as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship

NCAA Awards Diversity Grant to Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University has been awarded a grant from the NCAA that supports diversity, equity and inclusion in both its athletics administration and graduate academic programming. Led by the Lindenwood Athletics Department and Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship, the grant will support the addition of an NCAA Experiential Internship for Diverse Populations at Lindenwood.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301