McGuire Entrepreneurship Program
Named the "crown jewel" of the University of Arizona by USA Today/The Princeton Review, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is a national leader and globally-recognized program in entrepreneurship.
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is a year of intensive experiential education that culminates in students imagining, developing and pitching a viable, comprehensive plan for a new business venture.
The McGuire Program is centered on team-based creation through collaboration with individuals with different expertise, backgrounds and goals. To promote this rich learning environment, which mirrors the real-world landscape of collaboration and co-creation in the idea age economy, the McGuire Program actively recruits University of Arizona students from all fields of study. Each year’s class is selected through a competitive application process.
The McGuire Program illuminates the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable investor-ready venture, complete with market analysis, detailed financials and a roll-out plan. The goal of the McGuire Center’s flagship program is to prepare students to successfully apply entrepreneurial principles in a range of environments.
Whether you want to start your own company, commercialize research, advance innovation in an existing company or be better equipped to develop ideas and solutions in your field, the McGuire Program will give you the training and experience you need.
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Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students apply during their junior year to participate in the McGuire Program during their senior year. Acceptance into the McGuire Program is highly competitive for undergraduate students.
Eller students who complete the McGuire Program receive a double major in entrepreneurship. The UA is one of the few “Research I” universities to offer this elite undergraduate major.
More information: Eller Undergraduate Students
Non-business UA students can apply their junior year for admission into the globally acclaimed McGuire Program during their senior year. The one-year interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to enhance any major and prepare selected students to apply principles of innovation in any career path.
More information: Non-Eller Students
Opportunities for Graduate Students
Graduate students apply in their second to last year to participate in their final year of study.
Eller Master's Students
Eller master's students are encouraged to participate in the McGuire Program during their last year in a master's program. No matter your career path, the McGuire Program will strengthen your capacity to move an idea from concept to commercialization.
More information: Eller Master's Students
Other UA Master's Students
University of Arizona master's students in any field of study can apply to the McGuire Program. The one-year interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to enhance any field of study and prepare selected students to apply principles of innovation in their chosen career path.
More information: Non-Eller Students
UA doctoral candidates in any field can receive an Applied Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation upon successful completion of the year-long McGuire Entrepreneurship Program.
More information: Doctoral Minor in Entrepreneurship
Opportunities for Professionals
Limited seats may be available for highly promising individuals from the community who are not currently enrolled in an academic program. If you are a professional interested in the McGuire Program, your application will be considered on an individual basis.
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