University of Utah Launches Master’s Degree for Entrepreneurs

Pete CodellaNews

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah announces a new master’s degree designed for serious entrepreneurs.

Provided in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the Master of Business Creation combines the best of a graduate business-degree program taught by leading scholars with a rigorous startup accelerator. It provides founders with the know-how, mentoring and support they need to launch a company.

“The Master of Business Creation degree demonstrates the creative, driven and self-motivated workforce Utah is fortunate to have. Programs like these demonstrate why Utah leads the way in higher education initiatives,” says Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

MBC students complete the program in nine months while getting access to extensive resources, including significant scholarships, more than $500,000 in grants, mentors, prototyping tools, office space and more.

The MBC program offers access to experts in a variety of fields, entrepreneurship scholars, business-plan competition prizes, specialized tools and equipment and a thriving student community.

MBC students receive training and mentorship from exceptional faculty at the Eccles School. To complete the program, students take courses on topics including developing and testing a business model, negotiation, law, accounting, strategy and leadership.

“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.”

Applying to the MBC program requires a developed startup idea and a willingness to work full-time to bring it to life. The program caters to those who are ready to create their own path. Existing companies also are encouraged to sponsor employees who may want to spin out a concept.

Learn more and apply to the Master of Business Creation program at

Like the rest of Utah, the nation and the world, we look forward to exciting new innovations driven by the MBC degree now offered by the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.