Entrepreneurship and innovation start here.
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship offers learning and resources to cover every angle of great entrepreneurship, for all levels and types of University of Arizona students. From undergrads in other majors to Eller undergrads, Eller MBA students and doctoral students, and community members, those in McGuire Center programs emerge equipped to thrive and to lead.
ranked undergraduate program among public programs (#16 overall)
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges issue (2020)
ranked graduate program among public programs (#12 overall)
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools (2020)
national ranking for Online MBA with Entrepreneurship Concentration
Grad School Hub (2018)
Undergraduate Eller students can engage in a challenging and exciting year-long academic program learning the principles of entrepreneurship and taking on the process of bringing it to life from early-stage idea to launch-ready venture. Doing so, they can earn a major in entrepreneurship to enhance their first Eller major.Learn More »
Social Innovation Certificate
This certificate offers Eller undergrads the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skill sets in real-world environments. Through experiential learning with nonprofit organizations and small businesses, students engage with the local community, connect theory to practice and emerge more prepared than ever for the job market.Learn More »
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor
Open to qualifying UA undergraduates in any non-business major program, this minor equips students with the practical skills, innovative mindset and real-world experiences to compete more strongly wherever their career path takes them.Learn More »
Master's Programs and Courses
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Develop a foundation in the principles and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation with the skills and tools you need to lead as an entrepreneur, whether in your own startup or a corporate setting.Learn More »
MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration
The New Venture Development Program is a challenging and engaging year-long experience open to UA undergrads and grads, and it fulfills the experiential learning requirement of Eller MBA programs. MBA students may participate in the program as part of their MBA entrepreneurship concentration or as a two-course elective.Learn More »
Available for UA doctoral students pursuing degrees outside Eller, this minor teaches a valuable entrepreneurial skill set, including new strategies for supporting and growing research agendas and activities.Learn More »
The best thing the McGuire Center did was challenge me to think differently from day one. The summer assignments launched me right into the mindset of an entrepreneur. They are about seeing the world, observing challenges and finding solutions.
Yale Jesser '15 BSBA (Marketing and Entrepreneurship), Co-founder, CrateCrops
Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
Teaching innovative approaches to the business of nonprofits, this program is taught jointly by Eller faculty and community nonprofit leaders. The certificate helps participants build the business skills and mindset needed to meet today’s challenges and changing contexts.Learn More »
McGuire Mexico Scholars
This women’s economic empowerment initiative, launched recently, gives underemployed women in Sonora, Mexico the chance to cultivate leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset through an eight-part workshop series.Learn More »
Eller Executive Education
Work with our internationally recognized faculty in a top-ranked, non-degree executive development program at Eller. We’ll consult with you to identify current and future organizational challenges, then collaboratively develop customized solutions.