Bachelor On Campus

Entrepreneurial Studies

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

48 months
41344 USD/year
41344 USD/year
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The B.F.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies at Minneapolis College of Art and Design challenges you to make connections between art, science, business, and culture.


As an Entrepreneurial Studies major, you will:

  • Combine your creative practice(s) with marketable skills like ideation, project management, writing, presenting, and creative leadership.
  • Develop creative and critical skills to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience working with external clients on local and global projects, gaining intercultural insights while developing a professional network and portfolio.
  • Discover and apply the tools and methods to balance the needs of people, planet and profit, using systems thinking, design thinking, and human-centered design.
  • Gain the skills and experience to start your own creative venture or work as a creative professional in the nonprofit or private sector.

The Entrepreneurial Studies program offered by Minneapolis College of Art and Design emphasizes a collaborative process and practice working on interdisciplinary teams with students from all MCAD majors. 

Students work in professional collaboration with clients on real-world projects—locally, nationally, and globally—with the goal of creating outcomes that are implemented.

Graduates with B.F.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative practice and describe creative process.
  • Identify and apply business theories and practices to an art and design context.
  • Employ design thinking and human-centered design in the creative development process.
  • Manage projects within the scope of work, the time allowed and the resources allocated.
  • Apply appropriate interactions with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Future of Advertising
  • Color Marketing and Forecasting
  • ES Internship
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
  • Systems Thinking
  • Writing for the Voice
  • Arts Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Financing Innovation
  • Infographics: Visualizing Data
  • Human Factors
  • Client Studio
  • Project Management
  • Creating and Running a Business
  • Economics for Artists and Designers
  • Aesthetics of Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio (optional for BS applicants)
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    41344 USD/year
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  • National

    41344 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 41344 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
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