The mission of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management is to inspire and nurture entrepreneurs and innovators through transformational education and research. Our vision is to be a global leader in creating and disseminating knowledge to advance entrepreneurship and innovation. We encourage entrepreneurship, not just among business students, but among all students, and welcome those from any UMKC discipline who want to learn how to spark ideas and create new products and businesses.

The Institute offers entrepreneurship and innovation education at every educational level. Institute faculty and staff develop, deliver, and administer the Bloch School's Entrepreneurship programs at all levels, including two doctoral degree programs, MBA and Executive MBA programs, specialized Masters degree in Entrepreneurial Real Estate, an undergraduate program, certificate programs, and our renowned Entrepreneurship Scholars Program. Our Entrepreneurship track, offered at the graduate and undergraduate levels, prepares students to create new business ventures. Students in that track will create and manage a startup before graduation. Our Innovation Management track, also offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, focuses on the tools, techniques, and roadmaps leading to exceptional value creation in existing firms.

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship has recognized both our undergraduate and MBA Entrepreneurship programs as the National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program and the National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program, respectively, making UMKC one of only six schools to have achieved that distinction.

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