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Plant, Develop and Grow a Business with a Competitive Advantage

Develop the entrepreneurial mindset, influence, skills and understanding you need to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Through hands-on experience, you’ll be ready to launch a startup, innovate for an established company, or develop sustainable solutions to important social problems.

Entrepreneurial studies MBA major courses are offered through UD’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. Students who choose this major are encouraged to participate in the many co-curricular and networking opportunities offered by the Horn Program, such as the Hen Hatch startup funding competition, Free Lunch Friday sessions with expert entrepreneurs and the state-of-the-art Venture Development Center.

Recognize opportunity, generate ideas, foster innovation for an established company, validate innovative business models, gain buy-in from others, bring new technologies to market and launch new ventures.

Gateway Location

Take advantage of career opportunities in the strategic Delaware location — within a few hours of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, the growing tech scene of Wilmington, Delaware and New York City. Learn from accomplished faculty, as well as your classmates’ own professional experiences in a diverse set of business fields.


MBA majors require 5 courses (15 credits) in a particular field. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated.

Required Courses

ENTR 654 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Choose 1 course from (creativity requirement):
ENTR616 Applied Creativity
ENTR617 Design Thinking and Innovation
BUAD871 Managing for Creativity and Innovation

Choose 1 course from (experiential requirement):
ENTR655 Startup Experience
ENTR658 Application Development for New Technology

Choose 2 courses from the list below or any other 600-level ENTR-designated courses:
ENTR601 Modeling, Prototyping & Testing
ENTR602 Industrial Design
ENTR620 Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR650 Business Accelerator
ENTR651 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
ENTR660 High Technology Entrepreneurship
ENTR657 Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
ENTR665 User-Centered Research for Entrepreneurs
ENTR659 Startup Finance and Raising Capital
BUAD835 Managing New Product Development Projects

Career Opportunities

The creative nature of an entrepreneurial mindset inevitably means there are no limits to where you may take your career. Graduates with the MBA major in entrepreneurial studies at Lerner may pursue a career as a/an:

  • Innovator and value creator (research & development)
  • Team builder/leader/connector
  • Business developer
  • Social entrepreneur

Admissions Information

Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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