Clifton Builders Program

Clifton Builders Program - Mark Pogue working with students
Clifton Builders Program Builders Application

Why the Builders Program?

The Clifton Builders Program is designed to identify and develop students who want to change the world by building new businesses, building teams or building communities through leadership and involvement.

Student Benefits
  • Advanced training in strengths-based leadership leading to a Clifton Builder’s Program Certificate.
  • Access to exclusive classes with content that will help Builders to design a career and life that makes a difference in the world
  • Recognition as a Clifton Builder
  • Opportunity to study and network with like-minded students who are focused on changing the world
  • Service learning, experiential or internship component
Builder’s Program Tracks

There are three possible tracks in the Builder’s program:

  • Business Builders – These students are passionate entrepreneurs who want to make an impact by building a new business and in this way help change the world through job creation. Completion of the Gallup EP10 instrument is a required admission component for this track. GPA will also be considered as an admission component.
  • Team Builders – Team Builders are intrapreneurs. They are passionate leaders who want to build effective teams that can energize and transform organizations. GPA will also be considered as an admission component.
  • Community Builders – These students are passionate about making the world a better place by building communities through leadership involvement in service agencies, non-profits or state and local government. Sustained involvement in volunteer and service activities will be a primary factor in the selection process. GPA will also be considered as an admission component.
Selection Process

Applicants to the Builder’s program can elect to apply to one, two or all three of the Builder tracks. The application deadline is extended until June 20, 2016. Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be invited to participate in a phone, Skype or on-campus interview. Interviews will be conducted during the week of June 27. Notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by July 8, 2016.

Students invited into the Builder’s Program will need to register for MNGT398 – Building a Life for Impact in the Fall 2016 semester. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Curriculum for Builder’s Program

Business Builders (12 credit hours including 9 hours of unique Builder’s Program courses)

Required:
  • MNGT398B – Building a Life for Impact
  • MNGT360B – Organizational Behavior – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
  • ENTR321B – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
Choose one of the following courses:
  • ENTR421 – Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (prereq: Junior standing; MNGT360 and MNGT321, or department permission if MNGT360 and MNGT321 not taken)
  • ENTR422 – Managing Rapid Growth & Change in Organizations (prereq: Junior standing; MNGT360 and MNGT321, or department permission if MNGT360 and MNGT321 not taken)
  • ENTR423 – Business Plan Development & Decision Making (prereq: Junior standing; MNGT360 and MNGT321, or department permission if MNGT360 and MNGT321 not taken)
Experiential Component:

Choose One:

  • Consult with a small business or start-up organization
  • Participate in the UNL Quick Pitch and business plan competition
  • Serve as a student start-up assistant in the Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Participate in the NUTech Ventures Incubator

Team Builders (12 credit hours including 9 hours of unique Builder’s Program courses)

Required:
  • MNGT398B – Building a Life for Impact
  • MNGT360B – Organizational Behavior – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
  • ENTR321B – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
Choose one of the following courses:
  • MNGT365 – Managing Diversity in Organizations (no prereq)
  • MNGT411 – Leading People & Projects (prereq: Junior standing; MNGT360)
  • MNGT412 – Negotiating and Conflict Management (prereq: Jr. standing; MNGT360)
Experiential Component:

Choose One:

  • Serve as a Peer Strengths Coach in the Strengths Lab (1 semester)
  • Serve as a BSAD111 Coach (1 semester)
  • Complete an internship with Gallup or a Gallup client

Community Builders (12 credit hours including 9 hours of unique Builder’s Program courses)

Required:
  • MNGT398B – Building a Life for Impact
  • MNGT360B – Organizational Behavior – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
  • ENTR321B – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations – (prereq: Sophomore standing)
Choose one of the following courses:
  • MNGT413 – Building Ethical and Socially Sustainable Organizations – (prereq: Junior standing; MNGT360 or departmental permission)
  • MNGT411 – Leading People & Projects (prereq: Jr. Standing; MNGT360 or departmental permission)
Experiential Component:

Choose One:

  • Complete the UNL Civic Engagement Certificate
  • Complete a service learning travel experience (e.g. domestic service trip or study abroad service trip)
  • Long-term involvement with a non-profit or governmental service agency

Course Sequencing:

Freshman
First Semester
Second Semester
Sophomore
First Semester
Second Semester
Junior
First Semester
Second Semester
Senior
First Semester
Second Semester
Business Builders
BSAD 111
Could also take BSAD 111 here
 
MNGT 398B
MNGT 360B
 
ENTR 321B
ENTR 421 / ENTR 422 / ENTR 423
 
Experiential Component*
 
Team Builders
BSAD 111
Could also take BSAD 111 here
 
MNGT 398B
MNGT 360B
 
ENTR 321B
MNGT 365 / MNGT 411 / MNGT 412
 
Experiential Component*
 
Community Builders
BSAD 111
Could also take BSAD 111 here
 
MNGT 398B
MNGT 360B
 
ENTR 321B
MNGT 413 / MNGT 411
 
Experiential Component*
 

*Experiential component could be completed earlier than the senior year.