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Broad’s Full-Time MBA now offers an entrepreneurship concentration

By Wayne Hutchison
Friday, September 22, 2023

Starting in Fall 2023, students entering the Broad College Full-Time MBA program will now have the chance to select entrepreneurship as one of their concentrations. The entrepreneurship concentration will show students how to apply entrepreneurial skills to their chosen industry. No matter what career aspirations a student may have — from working in project management and logistics to corporate finance or management consulting — earning an MBA with an entrepreneurship concentration will offer students a well-rounded graduate experience that ties to multiple academic departments within the college.

In collaboration with the Department of Management, which oversees a significant portion of the entrepreneurship curriculum, and the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which empowers undergraduate and graduate students to learn by action through a variety of programs, courses and resources to help them foster an entrepreneurial mindset, this new concentration adds a valuable experiential component. MBA students can explore uncharted waters and create new ventures either in school or down the line, gaining the skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Associate Dean for MBA, EMBA and Professional Master’s Programs Richard Saouma explains: “Ninety percent of what makes you successful as an entrepreneur also drives success in established organizations. The new concentration was developed both to help our students think critically and to create value across the entire business lifecycle.”

Within the MBA degree, students naturally connect with the skills and abilities of entrepreneurship, but many assume this skillset’s utility is limited only to start-ups and future business owners. However, we believe the entrepreneurial mindset is a tremendous skillset — a foundational piece of the innovative and critical thinking work that already exists in the MBA degree program.

We are building on the skills and curricula we provide to offer graduate students a transformative experience that enables them to map out their own futures to succeed in business, whether they join or grow within an established company or firm or start one of their own. Spartans have strived to fight cancer, engineer and build new technologies and make lasting differences in their communities. Through our programs, they have gained skills and confidence that set them apart from their peers and in their workplaces.

Visit the entrepreneurship concentration page to learn more about this Full-Time MBA concentration.

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