Booth’s innovative entrepreneurship MBA curriculum is taught by world-class faculty who are leading researchers and seasoned practitioners.
Our interdisciplinary approach combines classroom courses in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with exciting experiential programs and competition courses. Students consult with real-world companies, develop business ideas in experiential lab classes, and apply classroom learning to competitions and internships within the entrepreneurial community.
By competing in the 彩屏手机彩屏手机Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), one of the nation’s top-ranked accelerator programs, you can gain first-hand experience as an entrepreneur. Be part of a team that identifies a marketplace problem, offers a solution to that problem, and turns that idea into a business. Top teams in the NVC receive funding to embark on their new ventures. Run by our Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the NVC has helped launch more than 300 companies to date including Grubhub, Braintree / Venmo and Simple Mills. The John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC), the social impact track of the NVC, offers a similar experience for students who are focused on launching social enterprises.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Entrepreneurship彩屏手机
Clinical Professor and Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content彩屏手机
Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation彩屏手机
Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship彩屏手机
Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow彩屏手机
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation fuels the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to turn their ideas into successful companies, products, and services.
The Polsky Center runs the 彩屏手机彩屏手机Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), which is recognized as one of the top accelerator programs in the nation along with accelerators such as Y Combinator and Techstars. Polsky has more than 60 professionals on staff and works with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors to provide guidance and support along the entrepreneurial journey.
Polsky manages the Svider Private Equity Program, which includes a variety of networking opportunities and experiential programs such as the Private Equity/Venture Capital Lab class and the Innovation Fund Associates program. These opportunities prepare students for a potential career in private equity and venture capital.
In recent years, the Polsky Center has helped Chicago Booth emerge as a leading university for training students on the model of entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA), the process of running a search fund and seeking a company to acquire and manage. ETA resources include an annual conference, podcast series, class at Booth, as well as additional resources for students interested in this career path.
Polsky is also home to the University of Chicago’s technology transfer office, which manages the technology and invention portfolio emerging from faculty research. Through events like the Collaboratorium, MBA students and scientists come together to bring these nascent scientific discoveries to the market.