The Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship is located at Santa Barbara City College. The Nadel School offers courses in all facets of business, including, Accounting; Business Administration; Business Law; Real Estate; Management; Entrepreneurship; Computer Information Systems; Computer Applications; Finance; International Business; Marketing; and the experiential offerings of the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship.
The programs offer excellence in business and entrepreneurship education that is steeped in practical and real-world applications, inspiring students to stretch beyond their own expectations and attain prosperity.
The Nadel School offers opportunities to explore and to prepare for many different types of careers in business. Service organizations, wholesale and manufacturing industries, hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants, banks and research firms all require personnel with business and management skills. Technological changes, such as computer operations and creative financing, demand that business owners as well as employees have an even broader business background than only few years ago.
“I am thrilled to honor Jack’s groundbreaking business legacy by fostering future generations of entrepreneurs here at Santa Barbara City College,” said Julie Nadel, speaking of her late husband’s successful career as a global entrepreneur that spanned seven decades, and their shared longstanding commitment to education and philanthropy. “The Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship will fulfill our mission to help others succeed in life. The creation of a physical incubator space, combined with outstanding teachers and programs, will support a magnificent business school where ideas will take flight to benefit future generations.”
The lobby of the Business and Communications building has been refurbished to create a student-centric, multipurpose, shared study, incubation and event space featuring visual changes including new furniture, fixtures and cosmetic updates, designed by Dawn Ziemer of KBZ Architects.
On September 28, 2017, the dedication of the Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Santa Barbara City College was held on SBCC’s West Campus, and included a private reception, brief program, and a ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled Nadel Lobby in the Business & Communications building. The program speakers included Anthony E. Beebe, PhD, EdD, Superintendent/President of SBCC, Melissa V. Moreno, JD, Interim Vice President of the SBCC School of Extended Learning, Geoff Green, CEO of SBCC Foundation, Bonnie Chavez, Chair of the SBCC Business Administration Department, and Julie Nadel. Catering was provided by Rincon Events alongside SBCC’s culinary team. Event coordination and additional publicity for the Nadel School project provided by All Stages Marketing.
Julie Nadel and the Nadel Foundation pledged a $1 million gift to Santa Barbara City College and the SBCC Foundation. The endowment fund established will support, in perpetuity, the highest needs of the programs and initiatives of all academic disciplines that comprise the SBCC Business Division, now named the Jack and Julie Nadel School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
The Nadel School Mission Statement
Honoring Jack Nadel’s Legacy to:
- Offer excellence in business and entrepreneurship education steeped in practical and real-world application;
- Uphold rigorous academic performance standards and teach to the highest ethical business practices;
- Foster global competence in future thinkers and innovative leaders;
- Inspire students to stretch beyond their own expectations to attain prosperity.