The Jake Jabs Center is pleased to offer graduate students an assortment of specialization options for those pursuing an MBA or master’s degree. Ranging from bioinnovation and innovation to cyber security and international entrepreneurship, there are offerings to fit the interests of many aspiring business professionals in high-demand fields.
The Entrepreneurship specialization with the MBA program provides a range of focused courses geared towards individuals looking to start their own business. Students are given the opportunity to learn from case studies, classroom instruction, and guest lectures featuring successful entrepreneurs and renowned business leaders. All courses are taught at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship located in the heart of downtown Denver, voted the top city for business and careers in the nation by Forbes. Students must complete four entrepreneurship courses to receive the specialization.
Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship (MBA)
This Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship specialization with the MBA program is the first of its kind to be offered by an AACSB accredited graduate business school in the country. Taking advantage of the incredible Colorado biocluster, in collaboration with faculty at Anschutz Medical Campus, this specialization is one-of-a-kind, geared toward helping bioentrepreneurs achieve commercial success.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MS in Management & Organization)
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialization provides a wide range of entrepreneurship courses to give management graduate students the knowledge and tools to start or work for an entrepreneurial business. In addition to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialization, students who complete three entrepreneurship courses also will receive an Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate.
Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MS in Information Systems)
The Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization with the MS in Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in innovation-related roles, allowing them to organize, develop, and commercialize information technology-based innovation in existing firms or create new technology-based ventures. This specialization prepares students to evaluate opportunities and manage the process of innovation. It aids students in building the necessary knowledge and skills that enable leaders to seize market opportunities and drive strategic management and intelligent decision making. This specialization includes courses in both Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, and may also include an optional emphasis in Bioinnovation.
Cyber Security and Information Assurance (MS in Information Systems)
The Cyber Security and Information Assurance specialization with the MS in Information Systems program aims to combat computer, network, and information crimes. This program trains professionals in the field of international assurance, which supports and enhances the cyber security of enterprises such as banks, governments, retail, health care institutions, law enforcement, construction, insurance agencies, transportation, and the military.
Entrepreneurship with International Entrepreneurship Badge (MS in International Business)
Offered jointly with CU Denver’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the International Entrepreneurship Badge is a new opportunity for students interested in global entrepreneurial practices. The Badge is a specialization option for students pursuing a Master’s in International Business. This is a Visa-approved program for international students.
High-Tech Entrepreneurial Marketing (MS in Marketing)
Additionally, if students complete the specialization requirements, they will be awarded an official University of Colorado Denver Certificate in either Entrepreneurship, Bioinnovation, or Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship.