Online MBA with a Concentration in Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship

Translate your vision and drive global influence.

Turn your ideas into action as an entrepreneurial leader. Choose Ohio University for your Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship and learn a hands-on approach to innovation and strategic decisions. You can leverage your imaginative mindset and focused drive to influence businesses on a global level.

Fortune 3rd Best Value MBA

Ranked 3rd best MBA value as seen in Fortune

100% Online

Coursework 100% online

No GMAT Required

No GMAT required

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Complete in as few as 2 years

Why earn your MBA with a concentration in Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship?

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  • Enhance your entrepreneurial skill set by applying real-world thinking and innovation to resolve business issues.
  • Learn from an award-winning faculty who are active scholars in the industry.
  • Study on your schedule through our flexible online platform.
  • Build upon your core business skills at an AACSB-accredited school.

Focused Curriculum

Your MBA with a concentration in Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship coursework will focus on how to manage innovation within organizations, market research and planning, and different techniques that prove helpful when generating new venture ideas. Students gain a stronger understanding of how to successfully pitch new ideas and concepts as well as strategic business planning and investment procedures.

OHIO’s MBA with a concentration in Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship is a 35-credit program ― eleven 3-credit courses and one 2-credit course ― which you can complete in as few as two years. You will benefit from an on-campus residency for a Leadership Development Program (LDP), while the rest of your coursework is 100% online.

Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Concentration Courses

MGT 5070Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship3 Credits
MGT 5071Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models3 Credits
MGT 5072New Venture Creation3 Credits

Leadership Development Program (LDP)

One of the resources offered to you as an online student is the Leadership Development Program (LDP). This is an event meant to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. The LDP is a two-day event held multiple times a year to ensure that all online students are able to attend. We consistently hear from our students that this meeting is one of their favorite aspects of our online programs.

The LDP is a two day event at our Athens, Ohio campus where you will hear from guest speakers on how to effectively lead within teams and in businesses, you will also have the opportunity to listen and network with guest speakers about global issues and current events that impact today’s modern business environment.

 

“LDP has really enhanced my own self-awareness of the type of leader that I am allows me to look at not only my strengths but understand my weaknesses to be able to address those going forward in my career.”

– Steven Coxford, MBA Graduate

Experienced Faculty

Learn from a faculty of proficient business professionals who can share their practical knowledge and experiences across various industries.

Ikenna Uzuebunam

Ikenna Uzuegbunam, Ph.D.

Online MBA Business Venturing &
Entrepreneurship Concentration Lead

Career Outlook

Your new skills can help you advance to the following in-demand leadership roles:

Marketing Director


These individuals are responsible for developing, monitoring, and the overall success of a company’s marketing strategies. As a director of marketing, you may be tasked with analyzing market data and research, managing a team of marketers and reporting on campaign performance to leadership teams, and identifying trends and areas of potential growth for the future of the organization.

Median Salary: $129,571*

Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)


As a Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), you will be responsible for the development and implementation of innovative processes for your company. You will work alongside other executives within the organization to collaborate and identify new and innovative opportunities for new products, branding, strategy, and other areas and outline processes to bring these ideas to life.

Median Salary: $152,141*

 

*Averageannual salary data from salary.com, payscale.com, & glassdoor.com

Venture Fund Consultant


A venture fund consultant makes investments in private companies to earn a return on investment when the company becomes profitable. As a venture fund consultant you will support entrepreneurs in their endeavors by providing the funds they need upfront to start a business and fund different initiatives for growing companies.

Median Salary: $81,915*

Business Operations Consultant


A business operations consultant is responsible for analyzing performance data from a business and finding ways that management and operations can be improved, resulting in better customer service, reduced costs, and increased efficiency. These professionals must have an in-depth understanding of data and analytics and how to efficiently make recommendations to leadership teams.

Median Salary: $72,157*