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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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An Environment that Promotes Entrepreneurship

Washington University is one of nation’s top schools for entrepreneurs, according to The Princeton Review.

Olin’s Executive MBA program promotes and supports entrepreneurship, with courses that emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving; second-year themes on innovation and creativity, growth and sustainability, and global and emerging markets; and faculty members who recognize – and sometimes help develop – promising ideas for new products and services.

Executive MBA students have formed EMBASE, a networking group that hosts entrepreneurial speakers. You also can take free entrepreneurship electives, including the Hatchery business plan course, for up to 24 months after you graduate from the program.

More on the university’s entrepreneurship offerings:

The university's Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies created the IdeaBounce website and events that connect early-stage entrepreneurs with each other and with the resources needed to help move their ideas forward. The center sponsors the Olin Cup Competition (for commercial ventures) and the YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition; hosts a variety of speakers from around the world; and provides internships and mentoring programs.