Pioneer Innovation and Entrepreneurship

​Entrepreneurs are trailblazers, rainmakers, problem-solvers, cheerleaders and business strategists—and that’s just before lunch.

As a WashU MBA, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial spirit that will bolster your career, whatever path you take—from startup to venture capitalist to chief innovation officer to everywhere in between. You’ll have the chance to develop your entrepreneurial chops through trep courses, an entrepreneurship concentration platform, experiential learning opportunities and connections to the thriving St. Louis startup community.

Salary Increase
102% average salary increase compared to pre-MBA compensation
49% of incoming 2019
full-time MBA students
are women
Resources and flexible programs designed for female MBA students
#1 in gender equity
(Forté Foundation,
percentage of women in incoming class)
The Inc. Top Entrepreneurship MBA Program

Learn by doing

Our MBA global immersion includes project-based field research in Europe, Asia or South America. It’s a deep dive into a client’s real-world challenges, developing innovative strategies for a US business to enter a local market.


Take an innovative approach

Entrepreneurial thinking and innovation are the keys to prosperity in business today—whatever the industry, wherever the location, however you go to market. At Olin, innovative thinking will become second nature, allowing you to put flourishing entrepreneurial skills into practice.

  • Consult for an early stage startups through the Center for Experiential Learning
  • Apply the power of data analytics to local small businesses in the Metrics Clinic
  • Compete for seed capital to fund your startup
  • Concentrate your MBA with the Entrepreneurship platform (20+ credits)


Build entrepreneurship skills

Build entrepreneurship skillsEntrepreneurship stems from the ability to recognize problems and devise innovative solutions—solutions that change the world, for good. The WashU Olin environment is designed to let you experiment, push boundaries, refine ideas and get better the next time. Your learning lab stretches from St. Louis’s humming startup ecosystem to across the globe.

  • 6-week global immersion
  • Center for Experiential Learning consulting
  • Entrepreneurship coursework
  • Speakers, clubs and case studies

Leadership in Motion

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Olin Women in Business Club

Olin Women in Business (OWIB) offers career, recruiting, educational and networking opportunities for women graduate students at
WashU Olin, including full-time, part-time and Executive MBAs. We promote gender equity in leadership through advances in
curriculum, career development and community building for women. Each year, members enjoy different events such as:


one truly
global MBA.


Leadership in Motion

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