Established in 1984 as one of the first university-based centers for entrepreneurship, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is among only a handful of entrepreneurship programs in the nation that has maintained top-tier rankings in both undergraduate and graduate rankings in all major surveys for the last decade.
national ranking for public undergraduate entrepreneurship programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2019
national ranking for public graduate entrepreneurship programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2020
The McGuire Center, a pioneer in entrepreneurship education, continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s elite entrepreneurship centers, offering a variety of rigorous and enriching educational opportunities to more than 1,100 students from across the University of Arizona each year.
Hear McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship students talks about why they love McGuire.
Our History and Impact
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has a storied history, from its founding in 1984 by Karl Eller to the launch startups by more than 2,000 McGuire Center graduates to distinctive awards and accolades and more.
From our top-ranked New Venture Development Program to professional education to inspiring initiatives, the McGuire Center aims to make a mark on our entire community that’s far beyond the classroom. As far, in fact, as great business thinking can reach.
Meet the People of the McGuire Center
Faculty and Staff
The dynamic McGuire Center team includes our director plus mentors, lecturers, program managers, entrepreneurs and many more thinkers and doers who make our entrepreneurship program among the strongest in the country.
Advisory Boards and Members
Consisting of members from broad backgrounds and experiences such as academia, small and large business, venture capital, nonprofit and law, the our three advisory boards are designed to solicit expert advice from industry professionals to help evaluate the performance of and guide the future of the McGuire Center.