Our Mission

Entrepreneurial educational at the college is informed by theory, shaped by practice and guided by values.

The St. Thomas entrepreneur aspires to:

  • Lead a balanced and integrated life.
  • Recognize a sense of broader community responsibilities and contribute to the common good.
  • Believe in effective stewardship of all resources available to the venture.
  • Demonstrate prudent planning and informed decision-making throughout all stages of a business’ development -- from opportunity recognition, to start-up, through growth -- in light of the inherent risks that challenge new ventures.
  • Respect the dignity of all workers and create a work environment that maximizes individuals’ opportunities for growth and development.
  • Provide leadership that is firmly grounded in the founders’ core values to sustain a strong vision and culture for the venture.
  • Believe that the interests of all stakeholders impacted by the venture deserve respectful consideration.
  • Share the rewards of success with those who helped create it.
  • Recognize that building a strong team is critical for success.
  • Encourage each team member to participate to his or her fullest ability.
  • Expand knowledge and awareness through continual learning to enhance the organization’s performance.
  • Learn from mistakes.