College of Business > Academics > Department of Management & Entrepreneurship > Graduate Programs > Entrepreneurship (MBA) > Concentration Requirements
DePaul’s nationally ranked Entrepreneurship program will prepare you to start and grow your own business or to manage innovative processes in established firms. In the Entrepreneurship concentration, you will focus on the life-cycle issues of firms—from pre-venture and start-up to growth and maturity—as well as venture spin-offs and team and leadership issues.
The interrelated courses and learning experiences will teach you to master complex and ill-defined management issues across functional business areas. All courses are based on real-life entrepreneur issues and live case studies.
You will gain the skills and abilities to:
Students and alumni have access to DePaul’s highly respected Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and Center for Innovation, as well as 1871, Chicago's premier business incubator, through DePaul's 1871 membership. The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center offers practical guidance and professional connections for launching and growing businesses through workshops, guest speakers and new venture competitions that engage DePaul with the Chicago entrepreneurial and venture capital community. The Center for Innovation fosters innovative strategies and tools for breakthrough thinking. Named one of the Top 10 innovation programs by Fortune Small Business, the center offers programs and workshops including the annual Student Innovation Awards Competition. The center's Innovation Lab offers Design Thinking projects for students and businesses and 3D printing services.
The Entrepreneurship MBA concentration requires students to complete any four of the graduate-level entrepreneurship-related courses. To help guide your class selections, below are examples of courses you could choose by career interests, with highly recommended courses for these career paths indicated with 1.
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