Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies
Entrepreneurship & Global Studies: An Unmatched Educational Opportunity
WMA's dedication to entrepreneurship and global studies reflects our mission to promote the social, intellectual and worldly growth of our students. We strive to stimulate and engage the curiosities and passions of our motivated learners. In fact, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is one of the only college prep schools in Massachusetts with a fully integrated Entrepreneurship & Global Studies program.
The world we live in is fast-paced, ever-evolving and globalizing. It's important now more than ever to teach students about the inter-relational nature of people, organizations and economies. That's where the Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies (CEGS) comes into play.
WMA's Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies: A Cornerstone for Future Global Leaders
CEGS is designed to prepare students for a rapidly changing interdependent and interconnected world. To equip our students with the innovative, creative and critical thinking skills they'll need, we offer a large selection of courses from faculty with a broad range of experience. The department brings a wealth of professional experience in their own fields as well as other fields, including economic development, higher education, energy and environmental management, business consulting, media creation, international development and entrepreneurship.
WMA is a founding member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), an organization that promotes nationwide standards in global education. The curriculum within our entrepreneurship and global studies center spans everything from economics and finance to social entrepreneurship and diplomacy. It also includes classes taught in the Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center. This center explores global financial markets through hands-on trading. These courses masterfully facilitate learning as students discover different communities, economies and cultures all around the world.
As our students begin to explore and understand global issues, WMA is dedicated to guiding their entrepreneurial spirits. It's our independent school's belief that the road to a sustainable, successful and purposeful future hinges on understanding the globalizing world. Through cultivating CEGS, we're also helping to nurture the next generation of global leaders.
Unique Opportunities for Connection
CEGS offers many connection-oriented events to strengthen our students' lifelong commitment to learning. Conferences, chances to contribute to publications, opportunities to travel the world and guest speaker panels are just a few examples. This element of our Entrepreneurship and Global Studies program encourages students to personally connect with people, ideas and worldwide problems. Our college prep school here in Massachusetts emphasizes all of the above.
Elevated Experiential Learning
There's no better way to explore global studies than through immersive, experiential learning. Each year, WMA offers various education-based trips all over the world. Areas of focus include business and design, sustainability, visual arts, cultural exchange, community service and language immersion. Every trip is an extension of what students learn in our premier prep school classrooms in Massachusetts. During these trips, students earn the opportunity to apply their learning through real-world experiences, which guarantees a whole new level of learning and understanding.
The Tinkering Place: A Space for Exploration and Discovery
WMA is a private school in Massachusetts with a tinkering place. This workshop-like space is a place for curious minds to experiment with 3D printing, engineering, robotics and more. If a student is particularly interested in expanding upon an area of interest, it's the place for them to blossom.
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CEGS faculty have a broad range of experience. In addition to graduate degrees and scholarly work in their discipline, the department also brings a wealth of professional experience in other fields including economic development, higher education, energy and environmental management, business consulting, media creation, international development, and entrepreneurship.
WMA is a founding member of the GEBG, an organization that promotes nationwide standards in global education. Our faculty is invited to teach other schools best practices in global education through sharing information, speaking engagements and contributing to publications.