Entrepreneurship in Organizations MBA Track

Graduates of this MBA Track pursue a variety of career paths including start-up and emerging companies, corporate innovation and business development, entrepreneurship through small business acquisition, venture capital/private equity, consulting, and social entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and drives change and innovation in a rapidly changing, global context. Entrepreneurship is viewed as a mode of behavior for pursuing opportunities regardless of the resources currently controlled – it's this behavior that enables innovation. The Entrepreneurship in Organizations MBA Track is designed to provide students with the tools, experiences and support necessary to facilitate development as a leader and innovator in your chosen field or industry.

Students will work with the team at Carnegie Mellon’s hub for entrepreneurship – the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This center focuses the university’s interdisciplinary strengths and resources across the campus. Students collaborate closely with faculty, researchers and other students at our top-ranked programs including engineering, product development, computer science, robotics, and design.  Additionally, early-stage venture funding, commercialization and legal/patent support is provided by the university’s Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation  department.

Carnegie Mellon University has helped to incubate and launch more than 1,000 companies across industries such as robotics, software applications, energy, health care, and finance. These companies create jobs across the United States and internationally, with the highest concentrations in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley and India. While Carnegie Mellon averages 25 new companies each year, in 2013 alone, the university's award-winning professors and students produced a record number of 36 new companies.

Regardless of the career paths that students choose, fostering innovation and entrepreneurial growth is a fundamental skill-set this MBA Track provides in order to ensure innovation at all stages of a company’s life cycle. Courses and experiences that are part of the MBA Track help students build a strong foundation in all parts of the entrepreneurial process – opportunity identification and evaluation, assembling the resources needed to pursue the opportunity (team, board, advisors and finances), and building the team, leadership structure and culture to pursue the opportunity.

The Entrepreneurship MBA Track is appropriate for students who are motivated to be agents of change, driving growth and innovation in organizations of all sizes, including start-up and emerging companies, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship through small business acquisition, venture capital/private equity, consulting, and social entrepreneurship.