The Entrepreneurship MBA encourages students to generate new sources of enterprise, come up with innovative business ideas, and create new jobs. The program teaches students how to start the business they’ve been dreaming about. Students learn the necessary skills they need and meet an entirely new network made up of classmates, professors and alumni who will be their future advisors, mentors and investors, and business partners. Rutgers’ ambitious, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment is the perfect place for students to get their business ideas rolling.
Award Winning Entrepreneurship Faculty and Programs
The New Jersey Black Issues Convention awarded its prestigious Community Change Award to Professor Jeffrey Robinson, director of the New Jersey Social Innovation Institute, part of Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Robinson was awarded for community change in the area of economic security and opportunity. Through a partnership with Public Service Electric & Gas, the business school’s Social Innovation Institute recently completed a program to train and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and, ultimately, to help create new businesses and jobs.
Annual Business Plan Competition
Innovation in business, whether spurred by competition or an entrepreneurial spirit, is the spark to progress. Students and recent alumni are invited to enter the Rutgers Business School Business Plan Competition, an annual event that has been awarding cash prizes to entrepreneurial students for 10 years to give great ideas the push to start viable businesses.
Each year, students compete for $40,000 in prizes to help launch or jump-start their businesses. The objective of the Rutgers Business School Business Plan Competition is to encourage MBA entrepreneurs and support job growth in New Jersey. In order to compete for the business competition prizes, there must be a serious intent to launch the proposed business.
Within the subject of entrepreneurship, RBS focuses on urban development with The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers Business School.