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MBA with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship

Be Inspired by an MBA for Enterprising Business Owners

If you're interested in starting a small business, sustaining a new venture or honing your business skills, earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship can help. Designed to expand your abilities and support your objectives, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management offers exciting opportunities to learn and grow.

Get to Know Our MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization

Whether you're building your own American dream or supporting someone else's, the flexibility of our MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization program can help you on your journey. Our program focuses on the new venture lifecycle, from the initial conceptualization of a business idea to planning, funding and execution, alongside the core business administration skills of a typical MBA curriculum. During this Entrepreneurship MBA program, you'll have the opportunity to gain insights into successful marketing and exit strategies for small businesses from our experienced professors who understand the industry. Combining theory and practical application, an MBA in Entrepreneurship can provide the skills you need to prepare to grow a competitive and enduring enterprise.

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Course Waivers at Keller

Master’s Advantage

Put your degree to work sooner!

fewer courses
fewer months
in savings
Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, technology or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these course waivers1, you can earn your graduate degree with fewer courses, allowing you to put master’s degree to work for you even sooner.


Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following topics:

  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Problem Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Technology
    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
  • Marketing and Exit Strategies
    Analyze various corporate structures to differentiate the factors new ventures use to successfully compete and evaluate the resources required to operate the business.
  • Venture Finance
    Evaluate the options an entrepreneur has to meet the ultimate goal of return on investment and other financial goals for generating financial capital.
  • Entrepreneurial Execution
    Apply entrepreneurial skills to generate a break-through idea, develop the concept, articulate the business plan, and secure financial support for implementation.

Accreditation Matters

Our MBA with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship is accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Embedded Programs

Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Ready to obtain an additional credential with our unique 2-in-1 design? All courses in our Entrepreneurship graduate certificate are embedded within the MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to earn your graduate certificate on the way to your master's.

Credit Hours
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
  • Business Manager

  • General Manager

  • Online Services Manager

  • Owner, E Commerce Company

  • Store Manager

Program Courses

MBA in Entrepreneurship

Accounting & Applied Mathematics
Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Applied Managerial Statistics
Strategic Business
Innovation through Technology
Strategic Marketing

+ Choose one below:

Managing Organizational Change
Strategic Human Resource Management
Negotiation Skills

+ Choose one below:

International Finance
Managing International Human Resources
Global Perspectives for International Business
Leadership and Technology
Organizational Structures and Business Processes

+ Choose one below:

Digital Leadership
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

+ Choose one below:

Application of Business Analytics I
Negotiation Skills
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
Managerial Communication
Essentials of Information Systems and Programming
Strategic Management of Technology
Project Management Systems
Entrepreneurship Concentration
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Venture Finance and Due Diligence

+ Choose one below:

Entrepreneurial Marketing
Foundations in Global Supply Chain Management
MBA Capstone

*Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.

FAQs: MBA in Entrepreneurship

An MBA in Entrepreneurship is a type of graduate business degree that teaches you how to start your own business while also helping you develop high-level business administration skills.

How challenging a subject can depend on the individual, but in general, earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship should be no more difficult than earning any other MBA degree. Those who study hard and put in the appropriate amount of time and effort should be fully capable of completing the course expectations and effectively growing their skillset.

Depending on the school, the program and whether you choose a full- or part-time schedule, an MBA degree can take anywhere between two and four years to complete. At DeVry, you can earn your Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship in as little as 2 years + 8 months**—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

No, you do not need an MBA in order to become an entrepreneur, though it can help. Because an entrepreneur works for themselves, you can become one with any level of education. However, the skills you learn during an MBA in Entrepreneurship program can help you understand what it takes to successfully start and run a business, including skills such as marketing, budgeting, project management and more.

That depends on you! Entrepreneurship has the potential to be a rewarding career path for those with ambition and perseverance. Beyond the possible financial outcomes, an entrepreneur can enjoy other perks such as setting their own schedule, independence and personal growth which are some of the key reasons people choose to start their own businesses.


Academic Catalog
2022 - 2023 Academic Catalog
Course Waivers at Keller
Program Guides
Program overview

Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog 
Coursework - MBA in Entrepreneurship for Pennsylvania residents
*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page. The Business Intelligence and Analytics Management Certificate program offered in Pennsylvania has not achieved accreditation from ACBSP.
1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

**Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.