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  • MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


    The online Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovation develops your entrepreneurial mindset, providing the skills needed to launch new ventures or nurture a culture of innovation within established companies.

    The Close School’s broad definition of entrepreneurship covers more than the technical process of launching new companies. It also includes personal and professional skills that foster the pursuit of innovation in business, personal and career contexts. These skills include initiative, calculated risk-taking, value creation, opportunity recognition, adaptability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.  

    Program Features

    • Drexel's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship offers resources and mentoring for student entrepreneurs
    • Curriculum emphasizing development of the “entrepreneur”- the person - together with teaching the process of entrepreneurship
    • Unique courses directly targeted at professional entrepreneurial characteristics to differentiate you in your career
    • Benefits your career regardless of background or prior work experience

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You may transfer up to 15 graduate credits, however, given the unique coursework of this program, the average number of credits transferred is six. Additional credits will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

    Required Courses 
    ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Essentials3.0
    BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
    CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
    PLCY 509Sustainability & Public Policy3.0
    ENTP 610Leading New Ventures3.0
    ENTP 620Learning from Failure3.0
    ENTP 640Methods of Entrepreneurship3.0
    ENTP 650Innovation & Ideation3.0
    ENTP 660Early Stage Venture Funding3.0
    ENTP 690The Lean Launch3.0
    Required Sequence 
    ENTP 647Personal Dynamics: Starting a New Venture3.0
    ENTP 667Building Internal & External Relationships3.0
    ENTP 697Defining Entrepreneurial Success3.0
    Choose two of the following graduate electives, OR two from other units (upon advisor approval): 
    ENTP 535
    Social Entrepreneurship 
    ENTP 545
    Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets 
    ENTP 565
    ENTP 585
    Innovation in Established Companies 
    ENTP 670
    Clean Venture Lab 
    BLAW 646
    Legal Issues in New Ventures 
    MGMT 620
    Technology Commercialization 
    Total Credits45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • GPA of at least 2.75

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Personal statement (500 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular program,
      • Your short and long-term career plans, and
      • How your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combine with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue your goals successfully
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Transfer Credits

    You may transfer up to 15 graduate credits, however, given the unique coursework of this program, the average number of credits transferred is six. Additional credits will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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