Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
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.
Path and Outcomes
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.
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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
ENTR 464 Entrepreneurial Consulting
Students in ENTR 464 will form working groups to diagnose problems and recommend solutions to Chicago area entrepreneurs and smaller enterprises.
ENTR 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.
ENTR 320 Entrepreneurship Internship Program
Cooperative education provides students an opportunity to gain access to mentors and practical work experience in entrepreneurial settings.
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.
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.
So Much More at UIC Business
UIC-SEA Social Enterprise Certification
Coming this spring, UIC in partnership with the Social Enterprise Alliance, will offer a UIC-SEA Social Enterprise Certificate. The 16-week certification program was developed to focus on equipping non-profits and entrepreneurs with the knowledge to build effective social enterprises. Click here for more information.
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.