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Entrepreneur Classes in Chicago

New Program! MBA in Entrepreneurship (On-line or Campus-based)

Learn how to harness your individual strengths to maximize your potential as a leader, while gaining a set of career-enhancing skills to start a business or become a more effective contributor in a for-profit, nonprofit or government organization. You can achieve this by studying for an entrepreneurship degree in Chicago. Offered fully online or campus-based, National Louis University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship combines the strength of the MBA curriculum with the skills to become a practical innovator through developing new ideas, bringing these ideas to life and dealing with the challenges facing an entrepreneur.

This concentration helps students identify the requisite skills for starting projects and ventures of their own, as well as for working as “intrapreneurs” or inside entrepreneurs within larger organizations. With a focus on the principle of authentic leadership, students taking classes in entrepreneurial management in Chicago learn how today’s business professionals achieve results; drive significant, positive organizational impact; and lead from a place of passion, integrity and relationship development.

Consider getting your master’s in entrepreneurship in Chicago at National Louis University (NLU) if you:

  • Want to develop the skills and knowledge required to be an effective leader and organizational change agent, with a focus on authentic leadership
  • Want to enrich your graduate experience with the skills needed to become an effective entrepreneur
  • Wish to increase your real-world business acumen through solving business problems in class, growing your teamwork skills, and learning to think and manage strategically
  • Are looking to network and make connections that will stay with you throughout your career

Within the generalist MBA portion of the program, students gain a heightened understanding of how to enhance their leadership effectiveness through self-assessment, simulation and reflection, reinforcing skills such as:

  • Dynamic environment management
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Strategic integration
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Ethical responsibility

Students enrolled in our Chicago entrepreneurship courses also gain a solid foundation of business knowledge, including the ability to analyze organizational issues, evaluate possible alternatives, and determine appropriate actions through the application of finance, economics, strategy, organizational and human resources, and marketing.

With the added specialization in entrepreneurship, students will develop and sharpen skills that are critical in initiating projects and ventures of their own, building on existing ideas, or while working for large organizations as entrepreneurs.

  • Designed to deliver ultimate flexibility for today’s adult students
  • The perfect blend of online coursework combined with face-to-face, dynamic interactive learning
  • Cohort model supports a sense of community and team building with the same group of students throughout the program
  • Illinois MBA students meet every other week
  • Florida MBA students meet once per term

For students in Florida or Chicago, master’s degree in entrepreneurship programs are also available face-to-face and fully online!

  • Leadership-focused curriculum — NLU provides students with foundational business knowledge with a unique emphasis and process to develop individualized leadership skills.
  • "Quality Matters" standards — Online courses are developed under the rigorous standards of Quality Matters, ensuring the promotion of student engagement and an excellent learning experience.
  • Accessible faculty — NLU instructors have extensive professional experience and a track record of successfully training and mentoring adult learners. NLU's typical student-to-professor ratio is 20:1, ensuring a high level of personal interaction.
  • Adult-focused program — Programs are offered in a format designed for the professional development of adult learners.
  • Diversity — NLU has a supportive student population from a wide range of backgrounds and life and career experiences.
  • Flexibility — Classes are offered fully on campus, online or blended (combination of online and face-to-face learning).
  • Tremendous value — Earn high-quality credentials for career success without a hefty price tag.
  • IACBE accreditation — NLU utilizes a recognized outcome-based curriculum and leadership focus.

On-site, Online and Blended Format Options

Students at our Illinois and Florida locations can take advantage of NLU's MBA in Entrepreneurship offered face-to-face, 100% online or in our new blended format designed to deliver the ultimate flexibility. The blended format includes the perfect mix of online coursework combined with face-to-face, dynamic interactive learning. Florida residents who choose the MBA in Entrepreneurship online format will join a diverse community of learners from Chicago and across the nation.

For more information about enrolling at NLU Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements, as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

Get more information today about enrolling in NLU's MBA in Entrepreneurship program. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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