The Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (CFEE) will act as a hub for initiatives and endeavors that focus on developing an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching, fostering, and engaging via 1) Academic Program Support, 2) Inquiry and Experiential Learning, and 3) Student Driven Engagement.
Entrepreneurship is the beginning of production, a major fulfillment of personal freedom, and an integral part of a market economy based on private property and free exchange. To excel in the real world of business, students must understand how market economies function and why capitalism is the most efficient and ethical system of provision. To become successful entrepreneurs and future managers in contemporary innovation-led organizations, students must be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting and applying the entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills within a rapidly changing and widely globalized business environment. The CFEE will focus on building knowledge and facilitating conversations regarding the critical elements of capitalism, while also building an entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurship skills necessary to identify and solve complex problems.
Dean - Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise