University of Utah launches master’s degree for entrepreneurs

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If you dream of starting a business but want an education on how to do it, University of Utah has an answer for you. The David Eccles School of Business at the University is launching a master’s degree program specifically for entrepreneurs.

The degree will be called the “Master of Business Creation”, and according to the school, it will be the first of its kind.

“The Master of Business Creation is unlike any other business master’s degree,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “It will teach founders what they need to know to start and grow a successful company, and they will learn these lessons while applying them in real time to their companies. MBC students can customize the program to meet their needs. No two companies are alike; we created a program that accommodates this diversity.”

The program will be provided in a partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. It will be a rapid pace program completed in just 9 months and will provide students with access to more than $500,000 in grants, mentorships, prototyping tools, office space and more.

“This degree program is very relevant and immediately useful for a working entrepreneur,” said Todd Zenger, presidential professor and chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Eccles School. “The Master of Business Creation degree was co-designed by serial entrepreneurs and leading educators to provide you with the tools, training and network access required to create and build a business, rather than merely administer one. Our aim is to assist entrepreneurs in what matters most to them – rapidly growing their startup and realizing its potential. We are just as focused on that goal as our students.”

The MBC is one of two new programs offered for entrepreneurs at the University of Utah. The other is Lassonde+X, a three-course introductory program for all undergraduates to learn about the entrepreneurial mindset. These programs are part of an ongoing effort by the Eccles School to provide the best opportunities possible for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Learn more and apply the Master of Business Creation program at

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