Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Gies College of Business


What is Strategy, Innovation 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.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree if admitted.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Business ownership
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Logistics

Post-Graduation Success1

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

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

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358