Faculty present “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” at ACBSP Annual Conference

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Dean of the Business School Kevin O’Mara and Professor Scott Kelly recently presented their work together at the annual Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs conference. The presentation, entitled, “Designing an Ecosystem for Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset Across Disciplines, Campuses, and External Communities,” used the concepts from entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset literatures to construct a proposed framework, and shared examples of pedagogy currently being developed at the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and Campbell University at large. 

The academic audience in Houston, Texas, was particularly interested in ways the entrepreneurial mindset is being taught in the very first course that LFSB students take (BADM 100) and the opportunities presented by leasing a space at HQ Raleigh, the region’s premier entrepreneurial working space. 

“We are especially pleased with the response by other universities to what Scott is doing for our Campbell students,” said Dean O’Mara.  “It was nice to have very positive reinforcement for our plans and initiatives given that everyone in the room has similar aspirations. Our goal is to develop graduates ready to become immediate, innovative, solution-driven contributors to their organization. We continue to add pieces to our framework, each designed to achieve this goal.”