MBA with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship

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Master's Advantage: Put your Degree to work sooner! 3 fewer courses and 6 fewer months equals over $6800 in savings

Master's Advantage

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.

What You'll Learn

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    Management Theory and Practices

    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
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    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
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    Problem Solving

    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
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    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Entrepreneurial Execution

    Apply entrepreneurial skills to generate a break-through idea, develop the concept, articulate the business plan, and secure financial support for implementation.

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.

Accreditation Matters

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

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

Core Degree Courses

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ECON545 Business Economics
FIN510 Corporate Finance
MGMT5912 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS5403 Innovation Through Technology
MKTG525 Strategic Marketing

Choose any 1

HRM591 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
HRM595 Negotiation Skills

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INTL5002 Global Perspectives for International Business
FIN565 International Finance
HRM584 Managing International Human Resources

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MGMT520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
MGMT550 Managerial Communication

Program-Specific Courses

ENTR5102 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
ENTR5302 Venture Finance and Due Diligence
ENTR5502 Entrepreneurial Marketing

General Degree Courses

ACCT5002,3 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH5343 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT5013 Organizational Structures and Business Processes


MGMT601 MBA Capstone

2Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.
3Students 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. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.

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FAQs: MBA in Entrepreneurship

What is an 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.

Is it hard to earn an MBA in Entrepreneurship?

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.

How long does it take to earn an MBA in Entrepreneurship?

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.

Do you need an MBA to be an entrepreneur?

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.

Is entrepreneurship a good career to get into?

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.

Related Programs

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.