Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship provides the business training needed to launch and grow 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 vibrant entrepreneurial community, we partner with startup hubs and connect students with internships.

The Path of an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs don’t follow career paths — they make their own. At UIC Business, we understand the vision, drive and determination that makes entrepreneurs successful, and we teach students how to translate dreams into plans and how to access the resources needed 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.

While some students launch their own business ventures or join family firms while they are students or immediately after graduation, the majority of entrepreneurs launch their ventures later in their careers.  Entrepreneurship majors are often hired into management training positions by employers who value entrepreneurial thinking.

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 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

Explore Degree Requirements

ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Students learn about the traits and skills of successful entrepreneurs and begin articulating and vetting their own venture ideas.

ENTR 445 New Venture Planning

Students are immersed in the Lean Startup approach to developing, testing and refining business models.

ENTR 320 Entrepreneurship Internship Program

Cooperative education provides students opportunities to gain access to mentors and practical work experience in entrepreneurial settings.

Minors

 Suggested UIC Business offers minors to add an edge to your entrepreneurship 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.

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

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.

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.

Top Employers

While some students launch their own business ventures or join family firms while they are students or immediately after graduation, the majority of entrepreneurs launch their ventures later in their careers.  Entrepreneurship majors are often hired into management training positions by employers who value entrepreneurial thinking.

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