About the M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration offered by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business
Why Study Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Cedarville?
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 Plaster 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
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Highlights
Accredited — Cedarville's Christian M.B.A. 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.
What Can You 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.
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.M.B.A. 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.M.B.A. 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.
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'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 M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.
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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