Business management skills are a necessity when trying to succeed in the world. Regardless of your entrepreneurial skills, if you aren’t well rounded in the world of business, you run the risk of failing. Edward DuCoin earned a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has won many awards and accolades but his most impressive is going from a high school student with poor grades to a graduate from one of the best business schools in the country.

(Photo Courtesy of Edward DuCoin)

(Photo Courtesy of Edward DuCoin)

What is your educational background? 

“I have an associate degree from Camden County College. I was running a business full-time in high school and my grades suffered. I was smart – but colleges did not think so. Camden County was the only school that accepted me. However, I did well in my two years at CCC. So well in fact that I was accepted at PENN and have my B.S. in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies from the Wharton School.”

What is your background in management?

“I am an entrepreneur first. But to be a great business leader, one must balance entrepreneurial traits with management acumen. I have operated companies for over 30 years – taking one company public on NASDAQ and was CEO of a three-time INC 500 winner. Orpical expands my management scope by helping other companies exponentially grow.”

How has your education fueled your management success?

“My education added a foundation to my inherent entrepreneurial skills. I could always sell and was good at marketing and public speaking. My education added the needed foundation in specialized marketing and finance.”

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