Direct Your Own Future as an Entrepreneur
Skills to Launch and Grow Your Business
Build Cutting-Edge Business Knowledge
Curriculum Focused on Small Business Success
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Gain a Foundation for Building Businesses
Learn what it takes to launch a product or business with Utica College’s online Master of Business Administration with the Entrepreneurship specialization. This program is perfect for early- or mid-career professionals who are motivated to bring a business idea to fruition.
You’ll be introduced to the fundamental concepts supporting contemporary business models. You’ll also examine the critical components necessary for launching and growing a new business such as audience and market analysis, diverse revenue streams, user engagement and experience, and prototype development.
Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses make up 99.9 percent of the U.S. economy,1 with venture capital investment reaching its highest level ever in 2017 at $148 billion.2
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: CEO
Provide overall direction for a large company or a small business. Manage operations through the facilitation of efficient and effective policies and procedures, and—through working with other executive-level colleagues—ensure that overall organizational goals are met in a timely manner.3
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: INNOVATION CONSULTANT
Help teach and support an organization to organically bring innovation into their culture. Work with leaders to understand hiring practices, innovation goals, and ideation strategies. Help identify new markets to keep an organization competitive with out-of-the-box thinking.4
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Venture Capitalist
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Innovation Officer
Curriculum: Harness the Skills Needed for Today’s Entrepreneur
Utica College’s Entrepreneurship specialization MBA program is built on a foundation of cutting-edge business knowledge and designed to give you the skills to excel in the world of small business. Through 10 business foundation courses and 12 credits of graduate-level electives in entrepreneurship, you’ll graduate ready to start your own venture or help other organizations succeed.
Course Spotlight: BUS 517 — Fundamental Models and Concepts
Explore domestic and global business models that have evolved over the last 30 years. You’ll examine one of the most disruptive periods in modern business history and connect the thinking to current and not-yet-established media models.Explore Courses
Course Spotlight: BUS 627 — Audiences/Markets and Analysis
Gain an introduction to data-driven methods to recognize changes in the business climate and examine the rise of niche products and services. This course provides a multi-tier approach to audience/market analysis, including real-time shifts, used to evaluate and capitalize upon changes to establish success.
More Options for Your Degree
MBA: Insurance and Risk Management
Specialize your MBA and gain a thorough understanding of non-speculative risks faced by businesses and individuals, as well as how to mitigate those risks. By receiving a B or better in approved courses, you can waive up to two chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU) exams, saving time and money and getting you closer to earning CPCU designation — the most trusted credential in risk and insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.
Utica College’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.
You’ll complete 10 courses in the MBA business core, and the remaining number of courses will depend on the specialization you select. You can review courses now.
Yes, you can choose to complete this program 100% online or in a blended format through recorded lectures and in-person or live virtual classrooms. This flexibility gives you the opportunity to get immediate instructor feedback in live sessions, 24/7 access to material through online content, and the ability to learn when and where it’s convenient for you. Read more about the MBA.
- Small Business Association, Office of Advocacy, Frequently Asked Questions. (2016, June). Retrieved November 27, 2018, from https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/SB-FAQ-2016_WEB.pdf.
- Pridham, D. (Jan 2018). Entrepreneurs: Here’s Good News for 2018, Retrieved November 27, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidpridham/2018/01/10/entrepreneurs-heres-good-news-for-2018/#8f5ff646659e.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017). “Top Executives.” Retrieved November 27, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.
- ZipRecruiter (November 2018). “Innovation Consultant Salary.” Retrieved November 27, 2018, from https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Innovation-Consultant-Salary.