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Entrepreneurship (MS)

Entrepreneurship (MS)

Think creatively and generate new business ideas

The Entrepreneurship MS program will prepare you for the challenges of turning opportunities into thriving businesses. With a master’s in Entrepreneurship from DePaul, you’ll learn how to develop corporate innovation and cultivate new product development strategies—either independently or within an existing organization.

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Engage with the city’s start-up incubators

Chicago is a hub for start-ups. You’ll work adjacent to the world-class incubators, accelerators and programs that operate out of 1871, the nation’s largest entrepreneurial space. Here, you’ll take advantage of a highly competitive network and collaborate with industry innovators.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take eight core courses and four elective courses.

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Top graduate entrepreneurship programs, The Princeton Review (2019)


The average reported salary for 2016 Entrepreneurship MS grads was $87,500

Get real-world experience while expanding your network

Assistant Professor Raja Singaram believes in immersing his students in experience by leveraging Chicago's entrepreneurship network through pitch presentations and consulting projects. Singaram teaches courses in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and strategy, and focuses his research on entrepreneurial cognition, entrepreneurial well-being and social entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching, he serves as a mentor and board member for startups.

"The MS in Entrepreneurship program teaches you valuable insights about running an entrepreneurial venture. The program made me knowledgeable in all aspects of a business, ranging from the importance of innovative organization culture to the need for businesses to be socially conscious."

Raju (MS '17)
Head of Technology, Mabbly

Raju, DePaul Entrepreneurship MS alum  

Alumni Network

You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including more than 65,000 business alumni. Connect with fellow entrepreneurship grads, who have collectively started more than 100 companies.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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