The Master of Science (MS) in Entrepreneurship prepares students for the challenges that come with turning good opportunities into thriving businesses, either independently or within an existing organization. The program has three definable stages: establishing a clear business opportunity; developing a business plan to attract initial start-up resources; and honing the business plan to illustrate how growth for this opportunity will be funded and managed, and how a final disposition will be achieved.
The MS in Entrepreneurship is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees who are seeking opportunities to reach their enterprising goals faster. Students who have earned or are earning MBA degrees also may be admitted to the program.
Through the MS in Entrepreneurship program, you will gain knowledge in:
- Business development
- Creating and applying new innovations to existing business processes
- Product development strategies
- Investment strategies and techniques
- Social entrepreneurship
Many students enter the program with a business idea or ideas in mind or already developed. The college offers entrepreneurship competitions, guidance and networking opportunities through its entrepreneurship and innovation centers to help students develop their business plans. Students who have earned or are earning an MBA also may be admitted to the program. You also will have extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network and business contacts.
Part of DePaul's nationally ranked entrepreneurship program, this degree prepares students to launch and grow their own businesses or for roles as business owners, consultants or analysts. Alumni of DePaul’s graduate entrepreneurship programs have started more than 100 companies and raised millions of dollars in funding in recent years.