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Entrepreneurship Specialization

The Ratcliffe Fellows Program — a new model for entrepreneurship education.

Make your mark in business by launching or growing an innovative venture.

Why this major is for you:

Choosing to pursue your undergraduate business administration degree can make you competitive and productive in today’s complex business environment.Students who graduate with the entrepreneurship specialization in business administration develop the ability to drive creativity forward and capture opportunity in many forms, including:

• social entrepreneurship • new venture creation • arts entrepreneurship • technology commercialization • family firms.
What you'll learn:

As a business major, you will learn core elements of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing. The entrepreneurship specialization will expand your knowledge, enabling you to:

  • be empowered by an interdisciplinary approach—creating value for any organization
  • have access to an impressive network of successful entrepreneurs and small-business owners
  • have the opportunity to join the Coalition of UB Entrepreneurs (CUBE Club)
  • benefit from the UB Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s activities and events.

Classroom courses are offered to full-time and part-time students during the day and in the evening; many courses are also offered online.


If you qualify, you’ll have the opportunity to select the Law School Early Entry Option, which allows you to count the successful completion of your first year of law school at the UB School of Law as the final year of your undergraduate study. For more information, visit

You can also take advantage of the Automatic Admit Option to the UB School of Law. If you qualify, you will be automatically admitted to the law school following your graduation from the Business Administration program. For more information, visit

As a qualified student, you can take advantage of our Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Option. Apply up to 9 graduate credits (three classes, typically) to both your undergraduate degree in business administration and your MBA, your M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services or your M.S. in Business-Finance.