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Entrepreneurship (MS)

Entrepreneurship (MS)
Entrepreneurship (MS)

Think creatively and generate new business ideas

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 corporate innovation and cultivate new product development strategies—either independently or within an existing organization.

Our redesigned curriculum emphasizes the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and innovative thinking. You’ll take all of your classes as a cohort—fellow entrepreneurship program students with a wide range of backgrounds—as you learn and solve problems together and build lifelong relationships with each other. With fewer credit hours required than before, you’ll be able to complete your master’s in Entrepreneurship in 15 months.

You’ll participate in two in-person residencies designed to foster strong connections between you and your cohort members, professors, entrepreneurs, investors and other business leaders.

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.

Engage with the city’s start-up incubators

Chicago is a hub for start-ups 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 take 11 courses and complete two in-person residencies.

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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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