• McNair Center for Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas launches its first minor, the Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship program
    Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Minor Program

    In the spring 2017 semester, the McNair Center for Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas launches its first minor, the Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship program.

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  • The University of St. Thomas has appointed Dr. Martin Lindenberg to lead the McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    Dr. Martin Lindenberg to Lead McNair Center

    The University of St. Thomas has appointed Dr. Martin Lindenberg, an entrepreneur and consultant, who has years of experience and success under his belt, to lead the McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. 

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  • Robert McNair and UST Team Up for Free Enterprise, Entrepreneurship
    Robert McNair and UST Team Up for Free Enterprise, Entrepreneurship

    The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and the University of St. Thomas are pleased to announce the establishment of The McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Houston.  

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Meet the Director

McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship  

Dr. Martin Lindenberg joined the University of Saint Thomas as the Director of The McNair Center for Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in July 2016.

 

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Academic Programs

Leadership Scholarship  

The Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship minor is tailored for both non-business and business students. See a list of required courses and descriptions.

 

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About the McNairs

About the Burnett Endowed Chair  

Bob and Janice McNair believe the U.S. free enterprise system fostered not only their entrepreneurial opportunities, but the entire success of the US economy.

 

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About the Center
The McNair Center is led by Dr. Martin Lindenberg and its purpose is to focus on the role of principled entrepreneurship in promoting economic growth, particularly as it relates to small businesses. Its primary goal is to educate as many people as possible on how free enterprise and entrepreneurship facilitate peace and prosperity in America. Along with focusing on small businesses, we also cover family and corporate businesses.

The McNair Center’s mission is to educate individuals on:

  1. The benefits of our American free enterprise economy
  2. The importance of individual initiative
  3. The value of ethical leadership
  4. The rewards of entrepreneurship

Appreciation of these four concepts will enhance leadership abilities, increase contributions to the community and increase general prosperity.

To be an entrepreneur, you don’t have to own your own business or have millions of dollars in startup or venture capital.  We want students to know there is a teachable mindset about entrepreneurship that will be valuable whether you work for a company or are fortunate to be an entrepreneur of any kind.

The entrepreneurial mindset is about:

  • being creative with problem solving
  • learning to execute solutions that deliver value
  • thinking like a business owner and not an employee
  • turning your passion into value

The McNair Center is located in UST’s Cameron School of Business.

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The McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at The University of St. Thomas Houston was founded in July 2015 thanks to a generous $5 million commitment from The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation.
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