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Lepage Center for Global Innovation

Named for Dominican’s pioneering professor and founding dean of business, the mission of the Françoise O. Lepage Center for Global Innovation will focus on business education of future and current entrepreneurs as innovative leaders and managers of global change.

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A few key features:

  • Entrepreneurship Innovation Sandbox: Businesses bring their dreams and idea for possible new ventures. Multidisciplinary faculty and student teams from across Dominican join Barowsky School of Business faculty and students to create innovative solutions for these business projects. 
  • Business Curriculum Innovation: Development of course designs where business students engage with companies on-site and out of the classroom, blending theory with practice in project-based education for freshman through MBA students. 
  • International internships for Undergraduate Business Majors and MBA Students: Creation of an internship network that provides opportunities for students to work with companies from Shanghai to Sao Paulo on corporate projects for enhanced professional experience. 
  • Advancing innovations in Global Entrepreneurship: Faculty will engage students and businesses to conduct corporate research and advance business innovation and entrepreneurship theories. 

Global innovation is a manifestation of hope. It is about business entrepreneurs solving problems more effectively while contributing to the world's progressive realization of human dignity through economic development.

— Françoise O. Lepage
Special Advisor to the President
Sarlo Distinguished Professor
Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business

 


Dominican's Barowsky School of Business is the place where students are prepared to be entrepreneurs, inside organizations and/or as business owners. The Lepage Center engages organizational professional with Dominican business students, faculty and alumni to come together to explore the pressing challenges of global business and advance ethical solutions to shaping a better world.  

In higher education, global fluency used to be optional. Now it’s essential. We’re one of the few colleges in the country that can give students the best of a liberal arts education and the best of a professional education. If you want to apply the liberal arts to business, economics, politics, culture—you have to do that in the global arena. That’s what the Lepage Center does.
— Steven Weisler, Provost


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