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The Entrepreneurship concentration fosters a culture of entrepreneurship at UNC. As an MBA enrichment concentration, our focus is not on job placement. Instead, our goal is to establish the leading U.S. business school-based entrepreneurship program that prepares you to build an entrepreneurial mindset and successfully transition to entrepreneurship through the course of your career.

All entrepreneurship courses at UNC Kenan-Flagler are electives, allowing you to immerse yourself in a tailored curriculum. A factor that sets our offerings apart is that the curriculum is complemented with innovative co-curricular offerings that enrich your learning experience.

You have a variety of career paths to choose from. You might launch a startup or join an existing one. You might join the startup investment community or you might serve in entrepreneurial roles within larger companies. You may select courses that will support these various paths: founder/operator, funder and growth executive/intrapreneur or your may choose a mix of courses to get exposure to these various topics.

  • Founder/operator competencies, curriculum choices and co-curricular offerings are most appropriate if you are seeking to start a new enterprise or join an early-stage venture on the management team.
  • Funder curriculum choices and co-curricular offerings are recommended if you are preparing to join professional investing groups in venture capital and private equity and learn private investing techniques.
  • Growth executive/intrapreneur competencies, curriculum choices and co-curricular offerings are recommended if you would like to acquire skills to manage a growth-oriented private venture or serve as an intrapreneur in an existing enterprise.

For more information on the Entrepreneurship concentration:

"The entrepreneurship concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler is designed to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in leaders in every setting - founders, funders and growth executives. Our program not only develops the innovation required to found a new venture but couples it with the insights to understand how the investor thinks. Kenan Flagler is fortunate to have the full stack of training needed in entrepreneurship to address emerging market opportunities and innovations and exposes our students to strategies in growing and scaling the venture. Embedded in the Research Triangle ecosystem, Kenan-Flagler has a vital alumni mentoring network that supports our entrepreneurial leaders to position for future success."

Ted Zoller T.W. Lewis Distinguished Clinical Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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