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About the MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Why Study Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Cedarville?

Do you want to start or grow a business, using your God-given creativity to serve others and create change? To keep up with an ever-changing marketplace, creative and innovative solutions are essential. A fully online MBA in innovation and entrepreneurship degree is the perfect way to develop the skills and mindset you need to launch your business or take your career to the next level.

As part of the Master of Business Administration programs offered by Cedarville's Robert W. Plaster School of Business, your innovation and entrepreneurship coursework will explore the intersections of design, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business modeling. You'll develop a leadership mindset to solve complex opportunities in today's demanding marketplace. This concentration is taught in partnership with the nationally ranked leader in innovation education, the International Center for Creativity in Columbus, Ohio.

As with all of our MBA 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
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Program Overview

MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Highlights

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

Supportive — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals, and part-time and full-time options are available.

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MBA Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

Cedarville's MBA with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship will prepare business leaders who will meet the unique challenges of today's marketplace with bold, creative solutions.



Get answers to the most common questions prospective graduate students ask when considering an MBA program.

What Can You Do With an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

With an MBA 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 MBA courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

MBA Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

MBA Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core MBA 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'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
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
  • Quantitative Course
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

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

You can add an MBA to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our accelerated bachelor's-to-master's pathways.

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Jeffrey Haymond, PhD

Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Economics


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John Delano, PhD

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Information Technology Management


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Kelley Anderson

Graduate Enrollment Advisor for Business and Innovation

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