Focus Your MBA in Entrepreneurship​

Entrepreneurship is about vision, risk, and passion. It’s the spirit that permeates the entire school. The entire WashU 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 entrepreneurship platform include:

  • Commercial Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Platform Director: Doug Villhard, Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
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). Contact your academic advisor for details.

Ryan Rakestraw

Ryan Rakestraw | MBA 2013

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