Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide the basic business concepts needed to build a successful enterprise and utilizes the innovative thinking of our research faculty to help students design their own career paths.
Chicago now ranks second in the nation in the number of fast-growing small businesses. And at UIC, we put you in the thick of it with UIC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies that offers connections to 1871, an annual business plan competition, innovation incubators and numerous resources that put you on the fast-track to starting your own business. Students in the bachelor of entrepreneurship program gain knowledge of business planning, financing, marketing, management, information technology, and consulting. You'll learn how to apply this knowledge to new ventures, small enterprises and family businesses. At UIC Business, we prepare ambitious students to create their own ventures, contribute new ideas to the world and shape their own futures.
First-Year Applicants
Early Action Deadline: November 1
Regular Deadline: January 31

Transfer Applicants
Fall Enrollment: March 31
Spring Enrollment: November 1
The Path of an Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs don't follow a career path—they make their own. At UIC Business, we understand the drive and determination that makes an entrepreneur successful, and we provide the resources and directions to transform their goals into reality.
Featured Courses

320 Entrepreneurship Internship Program – Cooperative education provides students an opportunity to gain access to mentors and practical work experience in entrepreneurial settings.

430 Family Business Management - Learn the competitive strengths and weaknesses of a family business. Take a deep dive into the dynamics of family interactions within the overlapping family management and ownership systems.

464 Entrepreneurial Consulting - Be part of a student team and diagnose problems and recommend solutions to Chicago area entrepreneurs and smaller enterprises.

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Concept2Venture

Our Concept2Venture Business Plan Competition is a big part of the UIC Business entrepreneurship program. It's a chance to get your ideas in front of venture capitalist, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. It's also a fun way to get creative and put your hard work to the test. Take a look at what last year's competition was like. And....

Listen to short, exciting videos of successful Chicago-based entrepreneurs telling their unique stories of how they started and built their businesses at Crain’s Business, Chicago Entrepreneurs in Action

Program Outcomes


With an entrepreneurship degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:
  • Evaluate and write business venture plans 
  • Identify and screen potential entrepreneurial opportunities 
  • Analyze economic conditions 
  • Unravel the legal issues (establishing partnerships, incorporating, issuing IPOs, etc.) 
  • Consult with business owners 
  • Take the reins at a family business 
  • Create and manage e-commerce companies 
  • And so much more! 

The possibilities are endless because as an entrepreneur, you make your own career path.