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Center For Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
"Entrepreneurship is the embodiment of Free Enterprise"


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.


  1. The CFEE will excel in teaching students about private property, profits and loss, economic competition, entrepreneurship, creative destruction, and free markets.
  2. The CFEE will provide the necessary foundations for understanding the context, challenges, nature, and process of entrepreneurial thinking and practice inside and outside organizations.
  3. The CFEE will teach and facilitate the entrepreneurship skills necessary to identify market opportunities (innovate), perform due diligence in risk assessment, build quality business plans, build teams, implement strategically driven tactics (launch), and assess outcome metrics.
  4. The CFEE will facilitate engaged, experiential, and interdisciplinary experiences for the students with the business community and partners such as Catapult.

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michael weber

Michael Weber

Dean - Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise

Find us in the Becker Business Building (BBB)