Business Essentials

Our Business Essentials faculty are passionate about helping undergraduate business students explore their interests, build essential knowledge, and prepare for success in their majors.

We're here to help you become an EPIC business student.

Studio BE

Be Prepared, Be Confident, Be Ready with Studio BE. 

Conveniently located in Snead Hall B1212, Studio BE offers on the spot solutions for business students to develop professional presence and polish. Students, don’t go it alone. Bring your presentations and writing assignments to Studio BE to work harder and smarter with a Business Peer Consultant. Faculty and staff can schedule a Winning Presentations Instructor to facilitate a Presentation Refresher in their classes. Scroll down for a list of services and to reserve your spot.

Where is Studio BE? Enter Snead Hall from the half-circle on Main Street and make a right at security. Studio BE is the first office on the left, B1212.

Our Services 

 Services for students:

  • Peer Consultations in Business Writing and Presentations
  • The Rehearsal Lab for Group and Team Presentations
  • Creative Communication Competition 

Services for faculty:

  • Presentation Refreshers

Writing Consultation

Get one-on-one help from a peer consultant for your written assignments. From choosing a topic to perfecting your final draft, an experienced business major will guide you to success, 25 minutes at a time. **Note, if you are drafting a presentation, make sure to sign up for presentation help.**

Consultants can help with: 

  • Decoding what your professor expects

  • Choosing and refining your topic 

  • Locating information/conducting research 

  • Strengthening your draft and organizing your thoughts 

  • Implementing professor feedback

  • Identifying grammar and mechanics issues that can cost you your grade

Visit as much as you need.

Schedule Your Writing Consultation


Presentation Consultation

Work one-on-one with an experienced peer consultant to nail your next presentation! Get 25 minutes of personalized coaching as you develop and polish your content and visuals. They will guide you through the process from start to finish. Consultants can help with: 

  • Overcoming presentation anxiety

  • Designing effective slides

  • Speaking with authority 

  • Brainstorming ideas

  • Writing out your outlines

  • Standing on your feet and presenting. 

Come back as often as you like.

Schedule Your Presentation Consultation

Rehearsal Lab

Have you been assigned a Group or Team Presentation? No worries! We are ready to rehearse with you. Sign-up here and bring the team to rehearse with a Presentation Consultant in Studio BE. This option works well if you are ready to get on your feet to rehearse the presentation from beginning to end. The sessions are 30 minutes. If your presentation is longer than 20 minutes, sign up for 2 back-to-back sessions.

Schedule Your Rehearsal Lab


4th Annual Creative Communication Competition

Invest half a weekend challenging yourself! Develop, rehearse, and deliver a business presentation with the help of professional coaches and compete for $2,500 in prize money. This 25-hour mentored experience begins with the announcement of topics on Friday afternoon and culminates with the final round of presentations on Saturday afternoon.   

When: Friday, February 21, 4-11 PM and Saturday, February 22, 8 AM-5 PM

Registration: There is no fee to participate in this experience.
Click here to Sign-Up as a competitor in the 4th Annual Creative Communication Competition. 

Workshops: Every Friday leading up to the competition, there will be FREE workshops for participants in Studio BE (Snead 1212) from 11-11:30 AM, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14. 


Faculty: Presentation Refreshers

Have you assigned a presentation in your class? Set your students up for success by inviting a Winning Presentations Instructor to facilitate a Presentation Refresher in your class. Refreshers last 30-50 minutes. Please click here and complete the form to request a Presentation Refresher in your class. 


Business Essentials Courses

Business Essentials faculty teach courses that help all business majors develop core business and professional skills that are critical to your success as a student and beyond. Business Essentials courses introduce our EPIC approach and are part of the shared undergraduate business curriculum.

  • Foundations of Business (BUSN 201)
  • Winning Presentations (BUSN 225)
  • Organizational Communication (BUSN 325)
  • Mathematical Applications for Business (SCMA/BUSN 171)
  • Differential Calculus and Optimization for Business (SCMA/BUSN 212)
  • Legal Environment of Business (BUSN 323)
  • Intercultural Communication (BUSN 329)

Business Essentials Events feed

4th Annual Creative Communication Competition - The 25 Hour Experience

4th Annual Creative Communication Competition - The 25 Hour Experience

Date: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open to:Undergraduate students