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M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in starting or growing a business? Do you want to use your God-given creativity to lead? To keep up with an ever-changing marketplace, you need creative, innovative solutions. An M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship can help you expand your opportunities and take your career to the next level. 

As part of Cedarville’s School of Business fully online Master of Business Administration program, your M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration coursework will explore the intersections of design, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business modeling to develop a leadership mindset to solve the complex opportunities in today's demanding marketplace. The concentration is taught in partnership with the nationally ranked leader in innovation education, the International Center for Creativity in Columbus, Ohio.

As with all our M.B.A. programs, you'll study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Kingdom influence through serving others
  • Stewardship of God-given talents
  • Leadership with a servant's heart

M.B.A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Highlights

Accredited — Cedarville's M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

General business knowledge – You'll develop a strong business foundation through general coursework that applies to any organization:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived with undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative)
  • Capstone Course
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Design and Behavior
  • Quantitative Course
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

Focused expertise – You’ll take four Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, giving you the tools you need to succeed:

  • Business Modeling and New Venture Creation
  • Creativity to Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking Principles for Innovation
  • Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Innovation

What Can I Do With an M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

With an M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration, you can:

  • Identify, launch, and grow new ventures and opportunities
  • Take on innovation and creativity roles in existing ventures
  • Lead innovation efforts in your corporate, academic, public service, or ministry leadership settings

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Your entrepreneurship M.B.A. courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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International Center for Creativity

Cedarville University partners with the International Center for Creativity (ICC) in Columbus, Ohio, to offer a unique collaborative program.

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Program Faculty

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

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  • Phone 937-766-4442
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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

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M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core M.B.A. courses and three core Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses to complete the concentration. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived if you completed a Bible minor as part of your undergraduate work.

You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

Courses:

  • Business Modeling and New Venture Creation
  • Design Thinking Principles for Innovation
  • Emerging Opportunities for Innovation
  • Putting Ideas Into Action
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