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Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon

 Ranked #8 global MBA program for Entrepreneurship by Financial Times

Our success in the entrepreneurial arena is a reflection of the culture of innovation and collaboration that exists within Carnegie Mellon University. The Tepper School of Business was one of the first schools in the world to offer entrepreneurship education, beginning in 1971. In 1989, the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship was established; in 2015, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon became a reality.


The study of entrepreneurship provides students with far more than the tools necessary to start a business; it spurs students' development as leaders and innovators in whatever field they choose. Students motivated to be agents of change, to drive growth and to innovate in organizations of all sizes, can hone their skills and make essential business connections through the study of entrepreneurship.

Explore the entrepreneurship MBA track at the Tepper School.


Our graduates satisfy their entrepreneurial drive in many ways: starting a venture, joining an emerging company, bringing an entrepreneurial perspective to corporations or acquiring a business right after graduation.

Carnegie Mellon has launched more than 200 startups in the last decade. Among the hundreds of niche and national companies launched are ModCloth, acquired by Wal-Mart in 2017, Simple, acquired by BBVA in 2014, LearnBop, acquired by K12, Inc. in 2014, BlackLocus, acquired by Home Depot in 2012, RoBotany, Wigle Whiskey and Flip Video Camera, acquired by Cisco in 2009.


The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, the university’s innovation hub for students, faculty and alumni, will accelerate its activities in fall of 2018 with the opening of the Tepper Quad. The Tepper Quad, situated at the center of Carnegie Mellon’s campus on a 4.5-acre space, represents a new model for collaboration and inter-connected research, teaching and learning.