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Online MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing

Put Growth and Innovation at the Forefront with a Business Venturing Concentration

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Develop the skills you need for venturing into an established organization or startup. You'll graduate with your specialized MBA degree, prepared to map, build and grow entrepreneurial ecosystems.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Thrive in Entrepreneurial Environments with Your MBA

In our online and hybrid MBAs with a business venturing and entrepreneurship concentration, you'll graduate with the confidence and knowledge you need to promote growth and innovation at large and small organizations globally. Our interactive coursework is taught by experts in the field who are committed to supporting your growth.

As an OHIO MBA student, you may also qualify for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship – contact our enrollment team for more information.


3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
The business venturing and entrepreneurship concentration will give you the market research, financial planning and management skills to succeed.

  • MGT 5070 Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    This course focuses on how large organizations manage innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Key activities and processes are explored in the class, including innovation management, research and development, technology commercialization, corporate entrepreneurship, incubation, corporate venturing and corporate venture capital. The class also engages students in practical projects associated with innovation and entrepreneurship within companies.

  • MGT 5071 Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models (3 credits)

    In this class, students learn how to use common tools and techniques to generate, validate and assess new venture ideas. The class is principally practical focusing on ideation efforts and engages students in a process of screening, validating and building new business concepts. Students in this class learn how to use the business model canvas and other lean launch techniques to validate their business models. Critical skills, such as pitching and selling concepts are acquired.

  • MGT 5072 New Venture Creation (3 credits)

    Students focus on detailed planning and validation of new ventures. This class uses a business planning format to engage student teams in industry analysis, market research, sales and marketing planning, operations and financial planning for a new venture concept. Students learn key aspects of venture planning and acquire skills in business planning, market research and investment due diligence presentations and processes.

Career Outlook

Business skills that facilitate growth and innovation can help you in a plethora of roles and ensure that you're able to start your own business successfully. OHIO graduates pursue high-paying, high-level career pathways in various industries.

  • Chief Innovation Officer


    per year1

  • Marketing Manager


    per year2

  • Top Executive


    per year3

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.


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  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Mangers. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from
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