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Academics

Entrepreneurship Education Empowers Everyone

Nationally ranked and accredited, the Charles D. Close School offers unique and innovative programs such as our 3-year degree, and we believe that all students have the potential to be innovative, and to take their ideas and make them a reality.

 

    • We teach an entrepreneurial mindset

    • We teach the business skills and processes to start new ventures and also to lead innovation in an established company

    • We provide practical experience and strong entrepreneurship resources. We support your startup ideas, ventures and allow you to gain valuable entrepreneurial experience

    Undergraduate Degrees and Co-op Options

    • 3-year BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - for the highly ambitious student ready to enter the workforce early, planning to launch a new venture upon graduation, or lead innovation in a family business. This program of study features a custom-designed practicum.

    • 4 or 5- year BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - for the student that wants to combine our plan of study with an integrated Co-op opportunity. This program is ideal for those wishing to apply an entrepreneurial skillset and mindset in established companies, small ventures, or self-employment. By doing so, students will also develop an overall strategy for success in their personal as well as professional lives.

    • 4 or 5- year BS in Sustainability and Innovation - offers a unique multidisciplinary perspective on current-day social and environmental challenges and provides you with the tools you will need to create market-based solutions.

    Graduate Degrees and Certificates

    • MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - for students interested in aligning their passions and career goals. This online program of study develops your entrepreneurial mindset, providing the skills needed to launch new ventures or nurture a culture of innovation within established companies. Students choose from three pathways: Corporate Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and Social Entrepreneurship. 

    • MS in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship - this program of study develops individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking around scientific discoveries and innovation - essential skills for new venture creation in biotechnology.

    • Graduate Certificates in Entrepreneurship - our five graduate certificates provide the building blocks to develop your interest in specific areas of entrepreneurship, and by completing all five certificates, students earn an M.S. degree.