Close School of Entrepreneurship

About the School

In today's extremely competitive global workforce, there is an increased value and demand for initiative, independence, innovation, and the intellectual dexterity to rethink the old ways of doing things and invent new ones. The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has pioneered an approach to entrepreneurship education that addresses this need by teaching students to be entrepreneurial thinkers and doers, preparing them to meet the world market on solid footing and to create their own opportunities.

The Close School defines entrepreneurship as more than starting a company or sparking innovation within established organizations. At the Close School, entrepreneurship is a habit of mind and an attitude; a skill set applicable to pursuing innovation in both personal and career contexts. We assist students in cultivating an approach to life built around innovative thinking, calculated daring, and proactive behavior.

Within our unique curriculum, students learn skills such as resilience, collaboration, negotiation, and communication. The Close School's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students for the ever-evolving 21st-century workforce, which will include experiences in new venture creation, self-employment, corporate innovation and the development of impactful social enterprises.




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