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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:

 

Curiosity

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

 

Excellence

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

 

Integrity

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

 

Optimism

the hope for, and confidence in, future success

 

Resilience

the capacity to adapt to stressful or challenging circumstances

 

Community

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