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Entrepreneurship Education Empowers Everyone

As the first entrepreneurship school in the nation to reside outside of a business school, and the first to offer an accelerated 3-Year Degree Program, the Charles D. Close School represents disruptive innovation in higher education. We provide the building blocks for you to be the entrepreneur of your life:


    • 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

    • All students are required to minor in an area of market expertise of interest to them so they gain depth of knowledge in a particular area

    Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates

    • 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-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.

    • 5-year BA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - for the student that wants to combine our plan of study with a more extensive Co-op experience (three Co-ops during plan of study). This program is ideal for those wishing to maximize exposure to industry and the startup environment while gaining the classroom skills required for lifelong learning and success.

    • Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship - expand the scope of your studies at Drexel by developing an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. This certificate equips students with the skills necessary to achieve their life and career aspirations in a constantly evolving employment landscape.

    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. 

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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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