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Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

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The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship prepares students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and either launch new ventures or become innovation officers within corporate settings. Our program is taught by experienced faculty with extensive business and entrepreneurial backgrounds. The Close School curriculum focuses on professional entrepreneurial characteristics to differentiate students within their fields, such as initiative, calculated risk-taking, value creation, adaptability, creativity, and problem-solving.

With a broad definition of entrepreneurship encompassing more than the technical process of launching new companies, the School's curriculum emphasizes developing the entrepreneur as a person as well as teaching the process of entrepreneurship. And Drexel's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship offers a new-venture incubator as well as physical and virtual resources, including mentoring, competitions, workshops, and individual physical space for students to embark on their next big idea.

Enlightened by the entrepreneurial mindset, students graduate ready to develop a culture of innovation within their companies or launch new ventures into the world. The next generation of leadership begins here.