The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

About the School

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship prepares students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and either launch new ventures or become innovative change agents within corporate settings.

Taught by experienced, entrepreneurial faculty, The Close School's masters programs are built to supplement students' existing knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset and provide the skills to launch a new venture or innovate within established companies. The Close School's programs provide experiential learning opportunites, collaborative work environments, and a world-class network of faculty. Courses in Close focus on professional, entrepreneurial characteristics that differentiate students within their fields, such as initiative, calculated risk-taking, value creation, adaptability, creativity, and problem-solving. With a broad definition of entrepreneurship encompassing more than the technical process of launching new companies, the school’s curriculum emphasizes developing the entrepreneur as a person as well as teaching the process of entrepreneurship.

Additionally, Drexel’s Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship offers a new-venture incubator as well as physical and virtual resources, including mentoring, competitions, workshops, and individual physical space for students to embark on their next big idea. Enlightened by the entrepreneurial mindset, students graduate ready to develop a culture of innovation within their companies or launch new ventures into the world. The next generation of leadership begins here.




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