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BS in Entrepreneurship

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The Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship provides the business training needed to launch a successful enterprise.  

Chicago now ranks second in the nation in the number of fast-growing small businesses. To immerse our students in the city's entrepreneurial community, we partner with startup hubs, 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.

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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. 

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.

For a full list of curriculum requirements, visit the UIC Catalog.

For a full list of course offered, visit the Course Catalog.

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.


UIC Business offers minors that add an edge to your degree.

Managerial Skills

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.

Business Operations

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.

Program Faculty

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James Cooper

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management
Antonio Giuliani, Professor

Antonio Giuliani

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
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Annaleena Parhankangas

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship


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.

Faculty Researchers

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.