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Our Mission and Values

The mission of the Close School is to shape the future of entrepreneurship education through the teaching of the entrepreneurial mindset, process and practice through experiential methods, excellent teaching, thought leadership and creative programming, igniting students' professional and personal aspirations.Our mission is carried out through our shared values held by faculty staff, students, alumni, and partners:



the desire to know and to hold interests that lead to inquiry



achievement and engagement in learning, scholarship, creativity and service for students, faculty, staff and administration



the commitment to moral, honest, responsible, fair and respectful trusting behavior



the hope for, and confidence in, future success



the capacity to adapt to stressful or challenging circumstances



a feeling of fellowship and collegiality, and a sharing of attitudes, interest and goals