MBC Global

Master of Business Creation
Global (Africa)

Join the Accredited & Award-Winning Program to Grow Your Startup

The award-winning and accredited Master of Business Creation (MBC) at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is now enrolling founders in Africa. It will help them grow and accelerate their startups. Selected candidates will enroll online from their home country.

The program offers founders a unique, integrated, application-focused curricula, intense one-on-one mentoring, experienced faculty, tuition support, and funding to help founders find product-market fit and grow sales. The MBC is offered by a university ranked top-10 for entrepreneurship, and it combines the best of a graduate business-degree program with a business accelerator.

In partnership with:

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

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Are you ready to apply to MBC Africa? The first step is to complete a pre-application using the link below. Then we will follow up with more information and instructions.

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Admissions & Program Details

The Master of Business Creation (MBC) is an award-winning program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business for selected entrepreneurs to grow and accelerate their startup. It offers founders a unique, integrated, application-focused curricula, intense one-on-one mentoring, experienced faculty, scholarships, and qualified funding, to help founders find product-market-fit and grow sales.

Established in 2019, the MBC has launched eight founder cohorts in between the in-person and online formats (as of spring 2024). One hundred sixty companies have experienced this unique program. The MBC was designed to combine the best of a graduate business-degree program taught by leading scholars with the best features of a rigorous startup accelerator.

Think of the MBC as an accelerator nested at a leading university for entrepreneurship (top 10 in the nation), yielding a fully accredited master’s degree. Or think of it as an MBA for entrepreneurs, providing a full toolkit of due diligence verified outcomes. Participants need an early stage, revenue generating startup to be considered for the program.

MBC will launch its award-winning online program globally. Over the coming 24 months, we will launch the program from the successful U.S. Online program to regions across the globe.

Mission: Help entrepreneurs to successfully launch and grow their companies and build a global community of “doers”

Objective: Become the preeminent, U.S. accredited, global online graduate degree for entrepreneurs

Our first expansion region will be to launch a cohort of founder companies in Africa in August 2024.

(Subject to Change)

  • Application opens – March 1, 2024
  • Priority application deadline – April 15, 2024
  • Application deadline – May 1, 2024
  • Rolling admissions begin – June 1, 2024
  • Classes start – Aug. 19, 2024

(Subject to Change)

Program Costs

  • $15,000 total tuition costs (before any support)
  • Excludes application and seat fees ($250 estimated total) or any incidental costs

Tuition Support

  • Support to cover all tuition costs will be awarded to all founders enrolling in the MBC Africa program in fall 2024

Requirements to be admitted to the MBC Africa program include:

  • MBC program application
  • Bachelor’s degree & transcripts (4-year degree required)
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum GPA
  • Company details (revenue-generating or close-to-revenue-generating company required)
  • Short essay
  • Video pitch
  • Resume

MBC Africa Program One-Sheet

Get a brief overview about the MBC Arica program by downloading our one-sheet. Then we welcome you to request information and start an application.

MBC Africa Overview Presentation

Want detailed information about the MBC Africa program? Download our program overview presentation for information about curriculum, admissions, tuition, etc.