MBA with an Entrepreneurship Concentration
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- Javan Mesnard, Keller Alumnus
MBA in Entrepreneurship
If you're interested in starting a small business, sustaining a new venture, or developing skills highly valued by corporations, then earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Keller can help you realize your goals. Designed to emphasize your abilities and objectives, our Entrepreneurship MBA offers you the chance to learn about one of today's most exciting professional opportunities.
Our MBA in Entrepreneurship focuses on the new venture lifecycle, from the initial conceptualization of a business idea to its realistic planning, funding and execution. In addition, you'll gain an understanding of successful marketing and exit strategies. Integrating fundamental theory and practical application, our entrepreneurship degree program can provide the skills you need to grow a competitive and enduring enterprise in the current business environment.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
MBA with an Entrepreneurship Concentration1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 48
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 16
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,800
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
MBA in Entrepreneurship Graduation Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 16-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 32 months.
- Total credit hours: 48
- Required program: 30
- Entrepreneurship concentration: 12
- Elective: 6
MBA in Entrepreneurship Coursework
Required program courses (30 credit hours)
We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.
Entrepreneurship concentration courses (12 credit hours)
The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:
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- Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (ENTR510) - 3 credit hours
- This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship in the context of new ventures. Coursework examines identifying and assessing opportunities, as well as forming and managing a new venture through maturity and exit. Topics include the entrepreneurship process; idea generation; opportunity assessment and selection; business plan creation; differentiation; new venture equity financing; due diligence; management team characteristics; growth management; and liquidity and exit mechanisms. No prerequisite
- Venture Finance and Due Diligence (ENTR530) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines the process of positioning and selling a new venture to equity sources, including making internal preparations; identifying and communicating with venture firms; and evaluating and negotiating investment offers. Processes investors use to assess and determine opportunities and entrepreneurs in which they will invest are also examined. Prerequisite: ENTR510
- Entrepreneurial Marketing (ENTR550) - 3 credit hours
- This course covers the critical role of marketing in the success of a new venture. Coursework addresses opportunity screening, assessment and selection; market research, analysis, valuation and sizing; the value proposition and distinctive competence; segmentation, targeting and positioning; pricing; channels; sales management; communications; hiring; raising capital; and creating marketing plans to address various audiences. Prerequisite: ENTR510
- Startup and New Venture Planning (ENTR570) - 3 credit hours
- This applications-based course addresses in-depth planning for executing a start-up venture. Students work through the entrepreneurial process��?from research, planning and opportunity assessment; to team and company formation; to business model creation; to entrepreneurial finance and equity financing; to company development; to exit planning. Students also prepare a business plan and deliver an investor pitch. Prerequisite: ENTR530
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.
What's a concentration?
Some master's degree programs at Keller (including our MBA degree program) allow you to further focus your degree by taking elective courses in a specific subject area, often applicable to one or several career fields. This area is called a "concentration."
What's the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Specialized Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate?
These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.