At the Close School, 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.