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Tepper School: Entrepreneurship MBA Track

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth, and drives change and innovation in a rapidly changing, global context. Entrepreneurship is viewed as a mode of behavior for pursing opportunities regardless of the resources currently controlled – this behavior mode enables innovation. The Entrepreneurship in Organizations Track is designed to provide MBA students with the tools, experiences, and support necessary to facilitate development as a leader and innovator in your chosen field or industry. Graduates of this track pursue a variety of career paths including: start-up and emerging companies, corporate innovation and business development, entrepreneurship through small business acquisition, venture capital/private equity, consulting, and social entrepreneurship. In sync with Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary strengths, students collaborate closely with faculty, researchers and other students at our top-ranked programs including engineering, product development, computer science, robotics, and design.

Independent of which career path you take, fostering innovation and entrepreneurial growth requires a fundamental skill-set applicable to innovation at all stages of a company’s life cycle. Courses and experiences that are part of the Track help you build a strong foundation in all parts of the entrepreneurial process –opportunity identification and evaluation, assembling the resources needed to pursue the opportunity (team, board, advisors, and finances), and then to build the team, leadership structure and culture to pursue the opportunity.

Students applying to the Track are also eligible to apply to the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program, the experiential complement to the academic Track. The program focuses on leadership development thru internships in high-growth, venture-backed companies, and individual mentorship


Who Should Apply

Students who are motivated to be agents of change, driving growth and innovation in organizations of all sizes, including start-up and emerging companies, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship through small business acquisition, venture capital/private equity, consulting, and social entrepreneurship.


Faculty Coordinators

Professor David Mawhinney
Executive Director
Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
Work:  412-268-6356
Email:  dmawhin@andrew.cmu.edu


Dr. Arthur A. Boni
John R. Thorne Distinguished Career Professor of  Entrepreneurship
Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
Work: 412-268-8685
Email: boni@andrew.cmu.edu
 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES

Did you know?

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows program is the result of a generous gift from renowned venture capitalist and Tepper School of Business graduate James R. Swartz. Swartz co-founded Accel Partners, a global venture capital firm that counts several of the most significant revolutions in technology businesses among its investments, including Veritas Software, RealNetworks and Macromedia.

Tepper’s Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship has been recognized by NASDAQ as one of the top seven entrepreneurship centers in the U.S.

In 2008 Carnegie Mellon extended its track record as the “Winningest” School at Moot Corp®, the “Super Bowl” of business plan competitions, by landing the top prize three of the last five years and also a second place finish during that period.

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