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Entrepreneurship Education Empowers Everyone

At the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, we make this promise to every student:

You will start something.

The 21st century workforce is competitive. It’s global. It values initiative, independence and the intellectual dexterity to rethink old ways of doing things and invent new ones.


We can teach you how to think and act like an entrepreneur — to understand that the there is little difference between an obstacle and an opportunity. It’s what you make of it that matters.


Students are starting companies and they aren’t waiting until after graduation to do it. You can see new ventures come to life every day at Drexel. You can feel the excitement in the coffee shop conversations and in the co-working spaces where student companies incubate. Our students are ambitious, creative and daring.


They are starters.


As the first freestanding & degree-granting school of entrepreneurship in the nation, the Close School represents a disruptive innovation in higher education. We teach entrepreneurship as a habit of mind. 

We understand that while entrepreneurship is a process, it’s also personal.


With the right skills, knowledge and support, you can launch your own venture or ignite innovation within existing organizations — before graduation.


In fact, we expect it as the rule, not the exception.


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High school and prospective undergraduate students benefit from our pre-college programs through real world experiences. These experiences are similar to our collegiate level competitions and ideal for ambitious high school students.

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A degree in entrepreneurship is a unique opportunity that prepares graduates for any field, market or life situation. Students develop valuable skills including a mindset suited to identify problems, think critically and create innovative solutions.

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Distinguish yourself from your peers and usher in new innovations to solve real-world problems. Our masters degrees develop students to be corporate innovators and entrepreneurs who create new value either within established organizations or by launching a new venture. These degrees build upon subjects covered in Undergraduate courses and further enhance the entrepreneurial mindset.

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