Give your degree an entrepreneurial edge.
Experience that translates from classroom to conference room.
The McGuire Center aims to share the entrepreneurial spirit—and skills, experience and mentorship—with Eller and University of Arizona students. The New Venture Development Program, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor and Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development are accessible for UA students of any major, while Eller students can earn a second major in Entrepreneurship or the Social Innovation Certificate and also complete their undergraduate business experience with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capstone.
undergraduate and graduate students take entrepreneurship courses every year
ranked undergraduate program among public programs
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools (2019)
students have graduated from the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
Programs for Eller Students
Eller undergraduates who are accepted into the McGuire New Venture Development program can complete its two core courses and additional marketing and finance classes to earn a major in entrepreneurship. It’s an excellent way to add even more value to your first Eller major.
Social Innovation Certificate
If you’re interested in using the skills you’re gaining here at Eller to make your community a better place to live and work, you can earn an Eller Social Innovation Certificate. It requires three courses and offers the opportunity to engage with your local community and small businesses—and help them change for the better.
Eller Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capstone
The perfect capstone for Eller seniors, the course Innovating: Creating the Future gets students ready to step into the professional world. Applying all the business skills you’ve learned throughout your years at Eller, you’ll identify and solve a real-world problem.
New Venture Development
This is where game-changers are made. Any UA undergraduate or graduate student can participate in this yearlong, team-based program to learn the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation and build a new venture from the ground up.
Programs for Non-Eller UA Students
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor
University of Arizona students outside of Eller can complete 18 or more units to earn the minor. Whatever your planned career path, the practical skills and innovative mindset of the entrepreneur will enhance your marketability and success after college.
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Students in other University of Arizona majors can be admitted into our yearlong McGuire New Venture Development program. By completing its two courses plus three additional related courses, you can earn a certificate that stands out to employers in any field.
Entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate students are as varied as they are relevant—with courses touching every angle of starting or running a successful organization.
Subjects range from Nonprofit Consulting to Social Innovation Organizations, Project Management, Healthcare Entrepreneurship and New Venture Finance. Seek out the opportunities to master the skills and subject matter that align with your own career ambitions.
Ready, set, excel.
If you have questions about our programs or are ready to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out.