The School of Business at North Carolina Central University has consistently aimed to facilitate experiential learning to generate a globally ready workforce, which is entrepreneurial in its approach when encountering dynamic and uncertain environments.
To further align our goals with that of UNC tomorrow to discover, create, transmit and apply knowledge to address the needs of the individual and society, the NCCU School of Business, proposes the following project: Facilitation of the emergence of sustainable enterprises in NC, through collaborative learning, between local businesses and NCCU students and faculty. The project ensures the achievement of UNC tomorrow’s mission by building a community of practice that will enable economic transformations first regionally and then expand nationally and internationally.
The interdependence between the academic and industry communities is no longer just a causal transaction. There is a dire need for socio-economically responsible behaviors among all members of a community. Existing businesses need the fresh perspectives of students, students need the reality of experiential learning and academicians need to focus on long-term as well as short-term application oriented research. It is only through the collaborative learning network can a society take that giant leap forward.
Keeping these aspects in mind NCCU’s School of Business has taken a three-pronged approach to implementing this proposal in its program:
The aim of this program is to encourage students and faculty to integrate their work with the local business community and to build a community of practice that can create a greater level of awareness among its stakeholders on how to achieve economic success through socially-responsible behaviors.
For further information, please visit NCCU's website.