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BS Entrepreneurship

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30000 USD
30000 USD

Application fee

International 0 USD
National 0 USD
College of Business Administration
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)5.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)60
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

About this course

The Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship provides the business training needed to launch a successful enterprise.

Chicago now ranks second in the nation in the number of fast-growing small businesses. To immerse our students in the city's entrepreneurial community, we partner with startup hubs, connect students with internships, and run the Illinois Small Business Development Center right here under our own roof. Our Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies hosts an annual Startup Challenge, and offers innovation incubators, business plan support, and many other resources that put our students on the fast track to starting their own businesses.

Program Outcomes

With an entrepreneurship degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Evaluate and write business venture plans
  • Identify and screen potential entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Analyze economic conditions 
  • Unravel the legal issues (establishing partnerships, incorporating, issuing IPOs, etc.)
  • Consult with business owners
  • Take the reins at a family business
  • Create and manage e-commerce companies

And so much more! The possibilities are endless because as an entrepreneur, you make your own career path.

*Located in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the city’s premier public research university. We are ranked among Top 125 BEST VALUE schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2018. Chicago is a living laboratory for business, politics, art, architecture, culture, religion, racial and ethnic diversity, urban issues,education and health. It is local and global, urban and green, relaxed and frenetic, cultured and down to earth, big and easy to navigate—full of opportunities for new, enriching experiences.   

Our proximity to Chicago’s financial and business centre and urban healthcare district gives UIC students an edge when it comes to finding internships and work experience related to their fields of study. Local employers include: Google, Boeing, Deloitte, Groupon, Argonne National Labs, Accenture, WGN News, National Public Radio, Steppenwolf Theatre and more. 

2018 U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Rankings UIC is ranked 70 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, 78 in Business Programs, 73 in Top Public Schools, 124 in Best Value School.

Average salary after attending UIC undergraduate program is $51,100 vs. U.S. average of $34,300 for students who have attended college.

A UIC education is a chance to explore, engage, serve, enjoy and lead. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the requirements per country/territory above to determine which credentials are needed in your case. For the purposes of application review, only a PDF copy of the credentials should be submitted online. Official, sealed credentials will be requested only from admitted applicants intending to enroll.

  • Academic credentials must be issued by the institution you attended.
    • Third party evaluations (such as WES or ECE) are not required by the Office of Admissions and will not be accepted in place of institution-issued credentials.
  • A degree award certificate or diploma should be submitted for all completed degree programs.
  • Documents issued in a foreign language should be submitted along with certified, literal English translations

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Course Modules


ENTR 200. Survey of Entrepreneurship. 3 hours.

Designed for non-business undergraduate students with a curiosity about business and particularly entrepreneurship, small business, or not-for-profit organizations. Course Information: No graduation credit given to students enrolled in Business Administration. Previously listed as ENTR 300. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161. No graduation credit given to students enrolled in Business Administration.

ENTR 310. Introduction to Entrepreneurship. 3 hours.

Introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, characteristics of entrepreneurs, creativity, the role of the entrepreneur in the economy and society, and entrepreneurship in non-entrepreneurial settings. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): BA 200 and ENGL 161; or ENTR 200 and ENGL 161.

ENTR 320. Entrepreneurship Internship Program. 1 or 3 hour.

Cooperative education provides students an opportunity to gain access to mentors and practical work experience in entrepreneurial settings. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximamum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 420. Social Entrepreneurship. 3 hours.

Focuses on using entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems. Social entrepreneurship applies to both profit and non-profit firms that have programs designed to create social value. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 430. Family Business Management. 3 hours.

Competitive strengths/weaknesses of a family business, dynamics of family interactions within the overlapping family, management and ownership systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 435. International Entrepreneurship. 3 hours.

Provides students with knowledge useful for creating an international new venture by focusing on the identification and evaluation of international business opportunities, as well as building and managing an international organization. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 444. Entrepreneurial Finance. 3 hours.

Develops the skills necessary to analyze the unique financial issues facing entrepreneurs, such as valuation of new ventures, financial tools useful in venture capital markets, deal structuring, governance, and harvesting. Course Information: Previously listed as FIN 444. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 445. New Venture Planning. 3 hours.

Focuses on strategic analysis and strategic planning for new ventures and provides students with the skills necessary to develop entry strategies for new ventures in uncertain environments. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 450. Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers. 3 or 4 hours.

Gives non-business students an appreciation for the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to commercializing emerging technologies. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for students enrolled in a Business Administration degree program.

ENTR 454. Entrepreneurship New Venture Formation. 3 hours.

Focuses on analyzing the value propositions of a new business venture, and garnering and employing resources in pursuit of that new venture. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 464. Entrepreneurial Consulting. 3 hours.

Student teams diagnose and recommend solutions to problems and opportunities facing Chicago area entrepreneurs and smaller enterprises. Application of previous coursework. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 494. Special Topics in Entrepreneurship. 3 hours.

Exploration of areas not covered in existing course offerings or study of selected topics in greater depth. Subject will vary from semester to semester. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.

ENTR 499. Research Experience. 1-3 hours.

Research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty member and student will determine the research project. Each student must submit a written report and each student must participate at a research event on campus. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department head and the instructor required.

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How to Apply


These are determined by the program. See the program's website for complete details. Program requirements may include (but are not limited to) items such as:

  • GRE scores - use our Institutional Code 1851 to report your results
  • Personal statement - refer to the program for prompts or topics
  • Letters of recommendation - online requests initiated through the application checklist
  • Writing samples
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Application for graduate appointment (pdf) - general Graduate College form - some programs may require use of their own form

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