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Strategic Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Gies College of Business

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What is Strategic Business Development and Entrepreneurship?

In this major, you'll learn skills needed to develop and manage new business. This includes start-ups or new areas of existing organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit. You can pursue career paths such as business development, consulting, entrepreneurship, private equity, product management, and venture capital.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Business ownership
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Logistics

Post-Graduation Success1

96% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

30% attending graduate school

$61,852 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University View All

Graduation & Retention2

3.7 years to degree

96% freshman retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $37,308

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $55,098

International

  • Tuition: $37,876
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $58,176
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