Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1011; 11-1021; 11-9199

About the Program

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is founded on the principle that entrepreneurship encompasses more than starting a new venture. Entrepreneurship is a habit of mind and an attitude; a skill set applicable to pursuing innovation in both personal and career contexts; as well as an approach to life built around innovative thinking, calculated daring, and proactive behavior.

The MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed for recent graduates or working professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of and experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship. The MS focuses on developing the entrepreneurial mindset and the skills associated with new-venture creation and corporate innovation.

For additional information about the MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, please contact Rita Berson.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Essentials3.0
BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
ENTP 535Social Entrepreneurship3.0
ENTP 540Methods of Entrepreneurship3.0
ENTP 565Franchising3.0
ENTP 611Learning from Failure3.0
ENTP 641Innovation in Established Companies3.0
ENTP 651Leading New Ventures3.0
BLAW 646Legal Issues in New Ventures3.0
ENTP 660Early Stage Venture Funding3.0
ENTP 621Innovation & Ideation3.0
ENTP 690The Lean Launch3.0
ENTP 631Building Internal & External Relationships3.0
Electives6.0
Choose two of the following graduate electives, OR two from other units (upon advisor approval):
Dynamics of the Family Firm
Clean Venture Lab
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Essentials3.0
ENTP 611Learning from Failure3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
ENTP 621Innovation & Ideation3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
ENTP 540Methods of Entrepreneurship3.0
ENTP 631Building Internal & External Relationships3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
ENTP 641Innovation in Established Companies3.0
ENTP 651Leading New Ventures3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
ENTP 535Social Entrepreneurship3.0
Entrepreneurship Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
ENTP 660Early Stage Venture Funding3.0
ENTP 690The Lean Launch3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
ENTP 565Franchising3.0
BLAW 646Legal Issues in New Ventures3.0
Entrepreneurship Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty

Roy Carriker, PhD (University of Connecticut) Director of Global Programs. Teaching Professor.
Troy Carter Visiting Professor. Founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a pioneering media and music management company.
Jonathan Corle Adjunct Instructor.
Donna De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean; Silverman Family Professor Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul Assistant Teaching Professor.
Charles Sacco, MBA (Drexel University) Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Director of External Relations ;Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Damian Salas, MBA (Drexel University) Director, Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Zahed Subhan, PhD, JD/LLB (Law) (University of Leeds (UK); London University). Teaching Professor.
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