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The McColl School of Business is committed to being an educational resource and a community asset. We are proud of the connection we have with the Charlotte business community and pursue very intentional strategies to both draw from and serve that community. We enjoy a high level of support from organizations in Charlotte and the surrounding region.  These connections also are important resources for our students as they develop their professional skills, their leadership abilities and as they consider career decisions.

Board of Advisors: The McColl School has a high profile and engaged Board of Advisors that provides support and counsel for its activities.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle (ELC): The ELC is a group of entrepreneurs who have embraced the McColl School of Business and are a vital link between the school and the resources of Charlotte's entrepreneurial community.  Two members of the ELC also serve as Entrepreneurs in Residence providing our students ready access to this important segment of the Charlotte community. Entrepreneurs in Residence also serve as resources for those students who are currently in small business or who are considering careers as entrepreneurs.

Executives in Residence: McColl School Executives-In-Residence are executives who have established reputations as effective leaders, have substantial experience to share and are willing to share that experience with our students.  Leadership students meet with each executive in small discussion groups. In addition, these executives are available for one-on-one meetings as requested by the students.

Leaders-in-ActionThe BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action Speaker Series brings to campus organization leaders from a wide-range of for-profit and not-for-profit entities who share their perspectives on leadership, character, and commitment to community. 

Coaching Program:  The McColl School is associated with approximately 60 coaches who work with our students on a pro-bono basis. Each leadership student is required to spend 4-6 months meeting with one of these professional coaches. These coaches include executives and professional coaches who volunteer their time to work with our students.

The CEO Forum: Members of The CEO Forum include CEO's from a broad spectrum of companies in the Charlotte region. They come to the McColl School several times each year for discussions led by our faculty and other respected experts. The CEO Forum is a key way that the McColl School stays connected to the real world application of business and leadership in order to offer the most relevant learning experience to our students. 

The Learning Society: Founded in 1988, The Learning Society provides the Queens' campus and Charlotte community with the opportunity to interact with experts on important contemporary issues and topics. The Learning Society is comprised of leaders in the Charlotte area who provide the funding for a national speaker series held annually at Queens.  View past speakers.

Leadership Forum: An integral part of the EMBA program is the Leadership Forum speaker series.  Each week prominent executives interact with participants to share their perspectives on leadership, success and what it takes to make a difference in today's world.

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