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About the Entreprenuership Concentration

Students in Planning Session
Students in Planning Session

The mission of the Entrepreneurship Concentration is to instill in our students “transformative” and “transferable” entrepreneurial thinking, planning and behavior.  Based on the definition of Entrepreneurship “to undertake”, the objective of this program is, to inculcate the key ideas of social entrepreneurship grounded in innovation and technology based on analytical skills that effectively meet the triple bottom line (social, environmental and profit) requirements of all businesses.  All graduating students will be trained to be equally capable of either, successfully starting and developing their own venture that addresses social and economic needs or, being employed in high-end projects in small-medium-large firms that utilize these entrepreneurial skills, while simultaneously meeting the firm’s corporate social responsibility objectives.

Student Organization

The Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is a student run initiative that encourages and engages students to pursue their passions.  Whether students have an idea for a business they’d like to start, or if they are operating their own businesses, all are welcome to join and learn what it takes to operate a profitable business.  The Entrepreneurship Club is involved in many aspects of entrepreneurship including launching and growing various ventures, entrepreneurial education, elevator pitch and business plan competitions, social and sustainability entrepreneurship and many more activities and events.


Mark Rosso, PhD, mrosso@nccu.edu (919)530-6386

Latasha Best-Gady, lbestgaddy@nccu.edu (919)530-7889

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