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Entrepreneurship (MS)

Entrepreneurship (MS)
Entrepreneurship (MS)

Create and grow your business

Our nationally ranked Entrepreneurship MS program will prepare you for the challenges of turning opportunities into thriving businesses in our ever-changing world. With a master’s in Entrepreneurship from DePaul, you’ll learn how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, innovate new products and services, and cultivate the resources to build and grow a business.

Our redesigned curriculum emphasizes the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and innovative thinking. With fewer credit hours required than before, you’ll be able to complete your master’s in Entrepreneurship in 15 months.

Revamped to fit the needs of business professionals and reflect today’s business landscape, you’ll take online classes that follow an asynchronous format, providing you the flexibility and convenience to fit your schedule.

Students will be admitted for fall quarter only.

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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

You’ll learn by doing. Students have access to a multitude of resources and programs offered by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center.


The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center provides direct access to internship opportunities at startups and entrepreneurial companies.

Funding for business ideas

Every year the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money to DePaul students and alumni who pitch their business ideas in the competitions that the center hosts, such as Purpose Pitch,Innovation Expo and hackathons.

Learn more with stories and resources

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center's blog posts stories from the DePaul community and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Chicago is a startup city

Chicago is a hub for startups and of entrepreneurship in the Midwest. You’ll work adjacent to the world-class incubators, accelerators and programs that operate out of 1871, mHub and 2112—some of the nation’s largest entrepreneurial spaces. 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 15 August 15

Admission Requirements

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

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Required Courses

You’ll complete a total of 11 courses.

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurs are leaders

They inspire others to work with them.

You will learn about core management and leadership skills that can be applied in any business context:

MGT 500
Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior

MGT 530
Leadership in Organizations

MGT 563
Negotiation Skills

Entrepreneurs are builders

They build new companies, products and ideas.

You will learn about coming up with creative ideas, using the tools of design thinking, and the process of building a company:

MGT 570
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management

GSB 525
Business Innovation and Design

MGT 590
Management of Innovation and Technological Change

Entrepreneurs assemble resources

They need to understand the basis of financial success and how to raise funding.

You will learn to understand the legal contexts where all of this takes place:

MGT 569
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

ACC 500
Financial Accounting

MGT 571
Financing New Ventures


Top graduate entrepreneurship programs, The Princeton Review (2021).


Top graduate entrepreneurship programs, Poets&Quants (2021).

Get real-world experience while expanding your network

Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship Maija Renko is passionate about helping her students become socially responsible leaders. Renko teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship courses; she focuses her research on the early stages of business development, factors contributing to successful business startups, and the role of entrepreneurship in bringing about social change. Renko also serves as director of research for DePaul’s Women in Entrepreneurship Institute.

“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 nearly 70,000 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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