Chicago now ranks second in the nation in the number of fast-growing small businesses. At UIC, we put you in the thick of it with UIC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, which offers an annual business plan competition, innovation incubators and numerous resources that put you on the fast-track to starting your own business.
At UIC Business, we prepare ambitious students to create their own ventures, contribute new ideas to the world and shape their own futures.
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.