Welcome to the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Our mission is to inspire and nurture future generations of entrepreneurs and deliver transformational entrepreneurship education and experiences university-wide. Housed at the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s Bloch School, the Institute’s vision is to be one of the world’s leading research and education institutes for entrepreneurship and innovation. As a unique differentiator, the Institute distinguishes itself across five key elements: research, faculty, education, programs, and results.


The Regnier Institute faculty members at the UMKC Bloch School are among the top researchers in their respective areas. A key advantage for the Regnier Institute and its students is that the faculty’s research is brought into the classroom to better prepare and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Regnier Institute’s internationally renowned faculty has one of the highest research productivity rates, publishing 15 refereed journal articles in 2011, an average of 2.14 articles per core research faculty member.


The Regnier Institute has developed one of the world’s largest entrepreneurship faculties with 13 full-time tenured or tenure-track professors and 15 successful entrepreneurs as teaching fellows. As a global leader in research, the Regnier Institute is among the most productive faculties in the world with many international research awards and honors.


The Regnier Institute delivers exceptional entrepreneurship educational opportunities and progressive student programs. The Regnier Institute’s undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. The Regnier Institute also offers an Entrepreneurship Minor, which is the perfect fit for those looking to enhance their educational and practical experience. For students seeking to further their education in entrepreneurship, the Regnier Institute offers a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, an EMBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation track, a Master in Global Entrepreneurship, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Additional educational opportunities and experiences are available for all UMKC students through campus-wide entrepreneurship immersion, certificate, and minor programs.


The Regnier Institute also incorporates numerous programs – campus-wide and across all program levels – to provide students a hands-on entrepreneurship experience. The Regnier Venture Creation Challenge encourages student venture creation through a forum in which students present new venture concepts to local investors, entrepreneurs, and venture professionals. The Student Ventures Program is an integrative experiential learning program for the development, incubation, and launch of new student ventures.


The successful combination of these elements is results driven and clearly demonstrated though the Regnier Institute’s goal of creation of 100 well-trained entrepreneurs and 10 high-growth ventures annually.

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