The University of Utah has launched a first-of-its-kind master’s degree for entrepreneurs looking to begin and develop a new business quickly.

The Master of Business Creation (MBC) degree was announced last week by the David Eccles School of Business at the UofU.

Instituted in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the degree is designed to blend the attributes of a graduate business-degree program taught by scholars with an intensive startup accelerator. Students will get the know-how, mentoring and support needed to launch a company and create their own job through the nine-month program, according to the Eccles School.

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