Following a discussion and vote in the Faculty Senate, the School of Technological Entrepreneurship (STE) will be incorporated into the College of Business Administration (CBA).
The merger will greatly enhance STE’s capacity to develop and market its programs and increase the opportunity for collaboration between faculty and students in CBA and STE.
“Because of its small size, the resources required for the School of Technological Entrepreneurship to operate at the highest level, are limited,” says Paul Zavracky, dean of STE. “This is a tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff in both STE and CBA.”
On an administrative level, the move will enable STE to more efficiently market graduate programs, better exploit development opportunities and handle budgeting issues, freeing up the time, energy and resources to develop new academic programs in addition to initiatives for students and alumni, says Thomas Moore, dean of CBA.
“The School of Technological Entrepreneurship and the College of Business Administration will now be able to combine their efforts in terms of outreach and branding of the College of Business Administration and its various thrusts, which include technological and social entrepreneurship, family business and franchising,” says Zavracky.
As the University begins its 51st year of entrepreneurship education – highlighted by innovative partnerships, interdisciplinary programs and world-class faculty which have helped generations of students succeed as entrepreneurs – Moore looks toward the future with great hope.
“Northeastern has been a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship for longer than most other universities,” says Moore. “We have been successful at working across colleges to bring science, engineering, business and law together in a unique approach to technological innovation. This move marks another milestone in a long history and acts as stimulus to take us to the next level.”