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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Focus Your MBA in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is about vision, risk, and passion. It’s the spirit that permeates the entire school. The entire Wash U campus. Which makes it the ideal place to launch an entrepreneurial career. The ideal place to get the confidence, contacts, and know-how to start your own venture or take on a leadership role in a startup.

You’ll be prepared to work in both commercial and social ventures. In small-businesses, family businesses, nonprofit management, or consulting. Your skills even scale to corporations, as well as venture capital or private equity firms.

Concentrations within the MBA finance platform include:

  • Commercial Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Download the Entrepreneurship Platform PDF for foundation and concentration course requirements.

Platform Director: Clifford Holekamp, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
WCC Career Advisor: Mark Brostoff
MBA Programs Liaison: Jacqueline Carter
Club/Organization: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association (EVCA)
Credit Requirements: 20 or 21.5 credits (9.5 foundation credits, 9 concentration credits, and at least one experiential learning component for an additional 1.5 or 3 credits)

Ryan Rakestraw

Ryan Rakestraw | MBA 2013

“I wanted to break out of my given career trajectory. Venture capital was what I was passionate about.”