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Game changing. World changing. People changing. There are many paths to becoming an entrepreneur: start from scratch, buy a business or finance the next big disruptor. At Kellogg, we know being an entrepreneur is a calling, a journey — and it doesn’t end when you get your diploma. Put simply: Do we grow great ideas? Sure. But it’s the people behind those ideas that we like to nurture to success first. Let us help you define your entrepreneurial path.

An MBA program built for entrepreneurs

It's all about you
We don’t offer just one path to success. We don’t think “because it worked for someone else” means much. And we don’t think there’s only one way to become an entrepreneur. Our priority is you.
Purposeful, practical and hands-on
Test your idea in the real world by taking advantage of unique internship, immersion, funding, competition and experiential learning opportunities. Need to make a connection? We can help you with that, too.
Customize your path(way)
Thirty-seven cutting-edge courses — led by venture capitalists, founders, innovators and scholars — give you the tools to go out into the world and start building, buying, founding and financing to your own entrepreneurial vision.
An ecosystem of opportunities
Being part of Kellogg also means you’re part of the Northwestern University community. Find your partner, collaborator or co-founders at one of our top-tier engineering, medical, science, journalism and law schools so you can build the right brain trust right from the start.
Become the entrepreneur you were meant to be
There’s more — way, way more — to entrepreneurship than how much funding you’ve raised. Whatever path you choose, it’s going to take grit and determination. We’ll champion these traits and be there every step of the way, no matter how many times you fail forward or go the distance.
Collaboration in the real world
Learning doesn’t just happen in our classrooms. We want you in the field, in user testing, in the late-night brainstorms, in the internships and endless other learning opportunities that make sense for your goals. We’ll show you that path and help open the right doors.

Empowering Kellogg entrepreneurs

alumni-founded companies
in raised funding
countries around the world with thriving Kellogg founders
of Full-Time or Evening & Weekend students have taken an entrepreneurship course
of companies are active or have been acquired

Tailor your experience

Take the entrepreneurship classes that best support your goals, whether that’s launching a venture, joining a startup, growing and scaling an existing enterprise, or becoming an entrepreneurial thinker with an established organization.

Entrepreneurship courses 
Student clubs for entrepreneurs 
Entrepreneurship resources 

Support to realize your vision

Internships, fellowships and funding to help you gain non-dilutive financial support, mentorship, networking or more real-world experience.

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