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CORE24: Strategic Partner + Credentials

A living, breathing, and evolving learning experience.

We’ve been perfecting our education and consulting practices, our business model, and our strategic tools for the last 20 years. Effició’s education program leverages our unique ability to stay on the cutting edge of business, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial education in a unique 24-month program. We cover it all – the full spectrum of business sophistication from the simplest concepts to the most complex business challenges.

Curriculum and Support

CORE24 is a unique 24-month program offering custom learning experiences, including knowledge domains, learning support, academic support, blueprint documentation, and portfolio development. Additionally, a central guide, along with workbooks and training materials forms the fifth edition of our Getting to the CORE of Business™ (GTCB) curriculum. You will receive physical materials via snail mail and supplemental materials will be available for download. We use a blended learning flipped classroom format. Therefore, supporting curricula and materials are released on a set schedule for review, homework, and questions. We provide live skill-builder courses to cover key concepts that support application and practice.

In addition, you will access learning and academic support sessions to help you (1) develop processes that can be delegated and/or outsourced, (2) scale and/or grow your business efficiently, and (3) document an entrepreneurship portfolio and operational blueprints.

A brief breakdown of our CORE24 education program:


Knowledge Domains (KD): We’ve developed and operationalized execution-oriented business strategies into four domains of knowledge delivered through several learning opportunities. Each knowledge domain has a specific curriculum based on curriculum levels, units, and supplemental skill-builder courses.:

  • Domain of Entrepreneurship is where you will link the entrepreneurship ecosystem and its domains to your business through simulations and defining your business’ set of case studies to integrate into your ecosystem development.
  • Domain of Business is where you begin upgrading your infrastructure by deepening your understanding of systems, processes, innovation, operational efficiency, and business principles.
  • Domain of Marketing is where you will apply skills of reading, writing, mathematics, problem-solving, and critical thinking to the creation of your marketing system.
  • Domain of Leadership is where you will focus on building your authentic leadership style through value proposition, executive goals, and professional development.

Curriculum: A central guide, along with workbooks and training materials, forms the Getting to the CORE of Business™ curriculum (GTCBc). They are designed to evolve with your business; therefore, they can be used years beyond your program. Your GTCB™ curriculum is the driver of action using all materials provided. This is your main learning tool. The companion workbooks have time-saving templates, worksheets, and checklists to organize strategic documents, document customized systems, and processes, and create your full set of operation manuals.

Education Enhancement: All students will have an opportunity to choose a business development track based on their business lifecycle stage. Learning support business development tracks supply strategies, practices, and intellectual support through skill-builder courses, tutorials, credentialing, and blueprint organization.

Education Enrichment: Education Enrichment helps you become a more effective, engaged, and intentional learner. You will work collaboratively to achieve academic success through coaching and consulting, training sessions, learning communities, a credential support group, a private retreat, and professional lifestyle activities.

Credential and Credits: Through our Continuing Education Requirements (CER) program, we currently offer EDUs and EEUs. Earning entrepreneurship education units (EEUs) secures your Certified Strategic Business (CSB) credential by mastering designated core competencies. Entrepreneurship development units (EDUs) maintain your (CSB) credentials and keep you up to date on everything from the newest trends in business to updated tools, technologies, and techniques. During orientation, you will learn more about our credential program and earning EDUs and EEUs.

In addition to the above, as an Effició student, you will access:

  • Student Advising
  • Business Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Credential Management Sessions
  • Live and on-demand Webinars
  • Effició’s Education and Learning Portal (ELP)

As you can see, this program requires a willingness to do the work assigned, unwavering commitment, and an intense development process.

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Admission and Application Details

Applying for admission is available twice per year. Students may register for the program after the deadline dates providing seats are available. Our cohort start dates occur in January and September each year. Learn about Admission and Application Requirements >>

OR, if you’re not ready to apply, join the next CORE Seminar. If have general questions, call 866-934-2673 ext. 701 or email core[at]

We’re ready to serve you with innovative technologies, creative team members, and premier entrepreneur education that stay true to the Effició Brand: Getting to the CORE of Business.™


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