Learn how to start and maintain your own business in our AACSB-accredited entrepreneurship program

Do you want to be your own boss? Are you interested in becoming a strong, confident leader? Learn how to become an entrepreneur. In the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ entrepreneurship degree program, you’ll develop the skills and mindset to turn any idea into a business — and how to help others make their dreams reality.

When you major in entrepreneurship at UMSL, you’ll earn an internationally renowned degree from a program that ranks among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world! Thanks to our balanced curriculum of theoretical and hands-on learning, entrepreneurship majors from UMSL are highly sought-after for their expertise and experience working with prestigious organizations and companies in internships during their studies.

When you earn an entrepreneurship degree from UMSL, you’ll gain and strengthen foundational skills in communication, collaboration, writing and critical thinking. These skills will help you stand out in any industry.

A degree in entrepreneurship designed with you in mind

Whether you’re a working professional or living outside Missouri but still want to earn one of the top entrepreneurship degrees in the world, we’ve got something for you. We offer entrepreneurship classes both on campus and fully online so you can tailor your educational experience to suit your schedule. Earn your degree in entrepreneurship without sacrificing other priorities.


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Why major in entrepreneurship at UMSL?

If you want to learn how to become an entrepreneur, there’s no better first step than working with our highly experienced, professional faculty to prepare for the career of your dreams:

  • Get hands-on experience. Prepare to succeed in the business world with our Collaborate and Innovate programs, which connect you with mentors and professional organizations to create networks and build a robust resume.
  • Learn from professionals. When you major in entrepreneurship at UMSL, you benefit from small class sizes that allow you time to work closely with distinguished faculty mentors committed to your academic and professional success.
  • Career preparation. There’s no more practical way to learn how to become an entrepreneur than graduating from a program designed to help you develop into not only a creative innovator but also a thoughtful leader.

What can you do with a degree in entrepreneurship?

Earning your entrepreneurship degree from UMSL will open the door to a wealth of career opportunities and the potential for high salaries and endless job growth. Employment for top executives in nearly every industry is expected to grow by 8 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Top executives with a bachelor’s degree earn on average $98,980 a year.

With a degree in entrepreneurship from UMSL, you’ll be well-prepared to start your own business venture or become a CEO at small or large corporations. Our exclusive partnerships with Ameren Accelerator, Capital Innovators and other entrepreneurial giants will help you make connections that can lead to flourishing careers after earning your degree in entrepreneurship.

In addition, many of our entrepreneurship majors are accepted into top graduate programs in business and related fields to continue honing their skills and increasing their career potential.


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Career Opportunities

  • Product Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Owner
  • CEO/Founder
  • Innovative Manager
  • Sales Manager/Account Executive
  • Social Entrepreneur

Emphasis plan of study

All business majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.

Review Full Degree Requirements  Review Sample Four-Year Plan  Download 4-Year Academic Map

Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the UMSL state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as an entrepreneurship major:

  • Emerging Leaders Student Organization
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity
  • Student Government Association
  • Students of the University of Missouri

Internship opportunities and undergraduate research

The Career and Internship Program at the UMSL College of Business Administration will help prepare you with the real-world experience to hit the ground running when you get a job. We also encourage majors in accounting to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to innovate and collaborate with leaders in your field.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.