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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

East Central High School Entrepreneurship Magnet Program

Program Overview

A unique and significant partnership has been established between the Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship and East Central High School (ECHS) Entrepreneurship Magnet Program. The partnership seeks to establish East Central as a premier magnet school centered on entrepreneurship. This is not a program on how to start a business, rather it is designed to enhance students’ abilities to think and act entrepreneurially in all aspects of their lives. A declaration of the partnership was signed by Dr. Mike Morris, from School of Entrepreneurship and East Central Principal Suzette Huggins on May 12, 2011. This partnership is innovative, and seeks to develop a transformative program that can serve as a model for other universities and high schools across the country.

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The partnership is multi-faceted, two-way, and emergent. It brings the faculties and the students of OSU and East Central together around activities ranging from curriculum design, instruction, peer-to-peer mentoring, elevator pitches, experiential learning opportunities, and more. The ultimate goal is to give students at both institutions the tools that help them think and act in entrepreneurial ways.

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