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Entrepreneurship (MS)

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 15 August 15
Winter December 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer June 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 Entrepreneurship MS graduates was $54,000.

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, and focuses her research on the early stages of business development, factors contributing to successful business start-ups, 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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