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Clemson MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The New Way to an MBA

The New Way to an MBA

The Clemson MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBAe) is designed to bring your ideas to fruition, whether you want to start your own company, innovate at your current job or address societal needs via the not-for-profit sector.

Students gain the essential business knowledge provided in the corporate program with added emphasis on topics specific to the needs of start-ups including venture finance, intellectual property and entrepreneurial strategy.

Degree Programs

Real-World Perspective

All MBAe classes are taught by distinguished Clemson professors, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who illustrate real-life examples of how to take innovative ideas to market. In addition, students have multiple opportunities to interact with local and national entrepreneurs and business leaders at networking events including the Innovative Leadership Series, as well as special programming developed through the Phyfer Innovation Hub.

Clemson EnterPrize Awards

The MBAe program culminates with a business capstone course and pitch competition known as the EnterPrize Awards. During this intensive course, students have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of business owners, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs over multiple sessions and receive feedback that allows them to refine and perfect their presentations. The ability to convey ideas quickly and effectively is a valuable skill that is beneficial to entrepreneurs and executives alike. The EnterPrize Awards are designed to give students ample opportunity to practice and develop this key skill.

Innovation at Work Competition

This capstone competition is designed for MBAe students who have instituted an intrapreneurial program or strategy within an organization. Innovation at Work empowers students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world problems in the workplace. The competition is a single event with judges comprised of corporate executives, HR leadership and business owners.

Greenville ONE Incubator

Students who complete either MBAe program and launch a start-up business will have the opportunity to apply for free workspace within the Greenville ONE Incubator located in the MBA offices. Support includes office infrastructure and continued educational programming for up to one year after graduation.

Networking, Continuing Education and Professional Development Opportunities

Student Handbook

The Clemson MBA Student Handbook is designed to provide information to assist students in succeeding in all areas of the Clemson MBA experience and to answer some of the most common questions students typically have. Download the Clemson MBA Student Handbook as well as the Clemson Graduate School Handbook to review all policies and procedures.

Information Sessions

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