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.”