Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing areas of study in business schools across the U.S. More than 65% of millennials have significant interest in being an entrepreneur.

To meet this growing interest, Meredith offers a Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Family Business.

“While most entrepreneurial programs tend to focus on the exciting ‘unicorn’ startups that have high growth potential, Meredith College provides a great environment for the pragmatic and practical ‘everyday’ entrepreneur.” Kristie Ogilvie, Dean, School of Business

Why study entrepreneurship at Meredith?

  • Gain the tools to develop a competitive business model for a new startup or growth plan for an existing business.
  • Learn about resources available to potential and existing business owners, and how to mitigate risk.
  • Develop strategies for marketing, sales, and market niche.
  • Expand your ability to come up with creative solutions
  • Learn how to communicate your ideas effectively and sell yourself


Whether you intend to start your own business, or simply want to develop the skills sought after in today’s fast-moving business environment, Meredith’s programs will prepare you to succeed in your career.

To earn the concentration, you’ll complete the 33-credit-hour Meredith MBA – with three entrepreneurship and family business elective courses to complement the 24 hours of core MBA courses.

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration – Curriculum
MBA Core Curriculum (24 credits)
Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration Additional Courses (9 credits)
MBA – 626Business Planning and Design (3 cr.)
MBA – 627Entrepreneurial Financing and Strategy (3 cr.)
MBA – 628Managing a Growing Venture (3 cr.)

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Contact Information
Harris 106 – MBA Center
(919) 760-2281
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