Chicago now ranks second in the nation in the number of fast-growing small businesses. To connect our students to the city's entrepreneurial community, we partner with startup spaces, connect students with internships, and run the Illinois Small Business Development Center right here under our own roof. Our Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies hosts an annual Startup Challenge, and offers innovation incubators, business plan support and many other resources that put our students on the fast track to starting their own businesses.
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.
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.
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UIC Business offers minors that add an edge to your degree.
Effective management of people and projects is essential for all fields. This minor is a great choice for any student who aspires to leadership roles in their work life.
This minor gives a great overview of running a business. From project management to supply chain management, you'll learn the ins and outs of a company.
The annual Concept2Venture Business Plan Competition is a yearly call for students to present their business ideas to local investors, entrepreneurs and faculty. Winners receive cash prizes, mentoring and advice.
UIC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies provides students with hands-on opportunities with local businesses and entrepreneurs as well as faculty and students from UIC's other colleges and schools.
Our faculty researchers study and consult on a range of interesting topics, everything from health and technology startups to new restaurants, social value creation and venture capital.