Entrepreneurship Program at Baker College Affords Unparalleled Entry to Actual-World Experience


BALDWIN CITY, Kan., August 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Before joining the faculty, attend Baker University, Narbeli Galindo has spent most of her professional life in the corporate world. Most recently, she was director of international affairs and trade at the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, who was appointed by then Mayor Sly James to promote the city worldwide as a business developer. In addition, she worked nationally and internationally for global corporations such as Pfizer, AT&T, Sprint and Cerner. And as an entrepreneur, she has run two companies: Narbeli’s Imports LLC and GlobalEITtrade.

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So based on her experience and expertise, it was only natural that she should work at Baker on. arrived August 1, 2020To serve as the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Management and Innovation, Galindo was tasked with developing and building a program from the ground up to train and support local and global entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses by giving them the tools and knowledge to be successful.

Galindo’s project is ready to start.

The Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurship Certificate is introduced 7th of September. For 12 weeks, students – emerging and established entrepreneurs – immerse themselves in the world of business and entrepreneurship. You will have direct access to real-world knowledge, guidance, funding and mentoring from many of the most accomplished and respected business leaders in the world Kansas City Area and beyond. The aim is to acquire the skills necessary to start a new business and make it thrive. It is aimed not only at people who want to start a new initiative, but also at entrepreneurs who have started a company and want to expand The United States or globally. In addition, it will guide overseas companies entering the US market and looking to grow locally.

“This is a program that provides students with resources, tools and mentoring,” said Galindo. “Students learn what can be done in starting and growing a business. They learn from professionals and apply hands-on experience from local and global sources.”

Through a combination of lecturers and visiting lecturers, students learn how to combine start-up ideas with the right opportunity and learn to access key local and international resources.

“What many don’t understand is that 96 percent of consumers are outside The United States“Said Galindo.

Students learn how to develop and conduct a successful business pitch, how to properly protect investments and interests, and how to assign a fair valuation to a company. You will get to know the financing process with investors, branding and marketing. You will also meet with executives at major organizations, government and local programs, and learn about government funding and export programs from officials at organizations such as the US Commercial Service, World Trade Center Kansas City, the Department of Economic Development, and the Small Business Association .

“This program is customizable for any industry or type of company,” said Galindo. “It’s 12 weeks, very condensed. Students have expectations of completing certain projects and accomplishments. Anyone can take the course and learn, but it’s up to them to do the work to get the certificate.”

And, as Galindo says, “the course doesn’t end after three months”. Students have unrestricted access to mentoring from lecturers and guest speakers for at least one year after completing the certificate.

Kirk Haskins, Interim Dean of Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies, believes a successful start to this program will help the university consider the possibility of adding additional certificate programs to meet the growing demand for industrial degrees from employers in the area.

“This program is a great way to explore the market,” said Haskins. “It is timely because it is something Kansas and educational institutions of the Midwest are focused on. Baker can be at the forefront of delivering programs that are valued by students and employers, identifying a need, and providing an educational solution. “

Learn more about the Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurship Certificate.

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Baker University
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SOURCE Baker University