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Create Your Future Through Entrepreneurship

Create your future by learning to think and act like an entrepreneur through the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship's nationally ranked and accredited programs. We help you do this by:


    • Teaching you to be the "entrepreneur of your life" by developing your entrepreneurial mindset – a set of interpersonal skills that will set you apart.

    • Teaching you the business skills needed to start new ventures and lead innovation in established companies.

    • Helping you put entrepreneurship into practice by providing you with vital resources and skill development.

    Undergraduate Degree Options

    • B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation With several concentrations, including technology, corporate, and social entrepreneurship, this program is ideal for helping you discover your entrepreneurial mindset and develop business and technical skills needed in established companies, social enterprises, and self-employment.

    • B.S. in Sustainability and Innovation a unique multidisciplinary perspective on current-day social and environmental challenges that helps you learn how to innovate and create market-based solutions to solve some of the world's most pressing problems.

    Graduate Degrees and Certificates

    • MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - this program of study develops your entrepreneurial mindset, providing the skills needed to launch new ventures or nurture a culture of innovation within established companies. Students choose from three pathways: Corporate Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and Social Entrepreneurship.

    • MS in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship - this program of study develops individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking around scientific discoveries and innovation - essential skills for new venture creation in biotechnology.

    • MS in Creative Education and Entrepreneurship - this interdisciplinary degree is rooted in the concept of cultivating innovation. The curriculum combines courses in creativity, entrepreneurship, and design thinking with project-based learning experiences central to issues relevant to your work experience and environment.

    • MS in Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship - this program of study allows you to understand the concepts of law without practicing it. As society becomes increasingly regulated, job candidates with advanced skills in legal and regulatory analysis, as well as regulatory compliance, have become highly appealing to many employers, who are increasingly requiring employees with sophisticated and narrowly focused exposure to law and legal regulation.

    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Minor - this minor is designed to enrich a graduate student's program via rigorous and applied coursework in the area of entrepreneurship. The skills of entrepreneurial thinking and doing are applicable to students in every master's degree program, as these competencies resonate with student careers both in established companies or new ventures.

    • Graduate Certificates in Entrepreneurship - our four graduate certificates provide the building blocks to develop your interest in specific areas of entrepreneurship, and by completing all four certificates, students earn an M.S. degree.