Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of the teaching and research of the Belk College of Business. The Belk College offers a public speaker series called Entrepreneurial Decisions. During each talk, entrepreneurs discuss the decisions they made.
January 29 - CEO Speaker Series (main campus)
Speaker: Dontá Wilson '97, Chief Digital and Client Experience Officer for Truist Financial Corporation.
February 20, 2020 (UNC Charlotte Center City)
Panelists: Rishi Bhatnagar, CEO of Syntelli Solutions Inc., and alumnus Keith Haskett '05, President and CEO of Rebyc Security
Topic: "Growth: How Much and How Fast?"
April 16, 2020 (UNC Charlotte Center City)
Panelists: A representative from BOLTGROUP and another company to be announced.
Topic: To be announced
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Further Study: Academic Programs in Entrepreneurship
The Belk College fosters an entrepreneurial mindset by providing foundational skills in entrepreneurship and innovation. Management and Marketing majors are specifically inspired to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset as they prepare for leadership in any organization.
The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives students a strong foundation of unique skills that complements their existing education and experiences. For those students wanting to focus the MBA program even more toward entrepreneurship, the Belk College offers multiple concentrations in entrepreneurship, including:
- Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
- Innovation and Growth Strategies
Students in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program develop their skills of entrepreneurship and innovation. The DBA program is a launchpad for careers in management, consulting or a professorship at a business school.
UNC Charlotte Executive Education is dedicated to connecting individuals and organizations to Charlotte’s research university through an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty that develop programs for individuals, custom programs for organizations, short-format programs, and community events. Executive Education delivers programs for individuals on topics like, “The Corporate Entrepreneur: Driving Innovation and Growth” and “Building Analytics Teams to Create a Competitive Advantage,” as well as custom programs for organizations such as TIAA and AAA Carolinas on “Understanding Entrepreneurial Behavior in Organizations and its Implications for Firm Performance,” and “Driving Innovation and Change.”