Entrepreneurs think outside the box. They are the driving force of innovation in an ever-changing world. With a masters in entrepreneurship, you will be on the front line of new business ventures, the change agent for tomorrow’s businesses and non-profits.
While most schools designed their masters in entrepreneurship for students interested in venture capital, start-ups, and similar business models, we also included programs that zeroed in on specifics like education or biotechnology.
Top 5 Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs
|1||Naveen Jindal School of Management||Richardson, Texas|
|2||Lindenwood University||Saint Charles, Missouri|
|3||University of Florida||Gainesville, Florida|
|4||Tepper School of Business||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|5||Central Michigan University||Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
We included institutions that specialize only in online programs as well as those that offer full-time and hybrid curriculums.
In the event of a tie, we awarded both entrepreneurship degree programs the same ranking (in no particular order.) We then skipped a number to ensure we concluded with the number 15.
Best 15 Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas/Dallas offers an MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students can complete the program in 12-18 months. The school has a “unique, experience-based curriculum” with internship courses in which students get course credit and paid for this hands-on experience.
This master of science in fashion business and entrepreneurship from Lindenwood is 36-credits and offers a fast track program enabling students to graduate in a year. Students may complete the program entirely online or combine classroom with online courses to create a program that is flexible for their schedule.
University of Florida
The Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida offers a 1-year, 32-credit online masters program and is open to any undergraduate. According to the school’s website, the program provides “cutting edge entrepreneurial theory” by having students create “their own businesses.” They offer both an online and on-campus programs.
Tepper School of Business
Tepper was one of the first schools to introduce entrepreneurship education and is part of the Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, PA. Tepper offers this 2-year study on campus or online.
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University offers a 36-credit master of entrepreneurial ventures (MEV) degree that can be completed in a year when attending full-time. Students have the option of going part-time but can expect to take two years to finish. The online MEV program brings unique value to students due to its practice-focused faculty, College’s AACSB accreditation, and co-curricular activities. CMU recently decided to offer its undergraduate entrepreneurship major online as well. By dual counting credits, it is possible for online (and on-campus) undergraduates to earn both their bachelor degree and an accelerated MEV in four years and a summer.
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland offers a 30-credit curriculum that participants can complete in 15 months. This online program focuses on technology to give the student the skills and confidence to enter the high-tech market.
Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Everglades University offers a 36-credit program completed on campus or online. Students will acquire the skills necessary to navigate the risks and rewards when starting new business ventures.
Temple’s program in innovation management is a 30-credit curriculum offered in person, online, or a hybrid of the two. This masters will appeal to students from various backgrounds like architecture, science, and business.
This online masters program at Johns Hopkins is for students wishing to acquire a masters focused on the biotechnology field. Students can complete the program in 1-2 years and register during the fall, spring, and summer.
University of San Francisco
This masters in entrepreneurship from the University of San Francisco is a 36-credit program that participants can finish in one year. The school is near Silicon Valley, and students often mentor with industry professionals for valuable hands-on experience.
A 30-credit masters from Syracuse is offered online, giving students the flexibility to juggle career and schooling. Syracuse utilizes Zoom for face-to-face classes, and if a student is unable to view it, they can watch the recorded version later.
University of Delaware
The University of Delaware offers a masters in entrepreneurship for educators. The program requires two on-campus, four-weeks during the summer months. The remaining courses are online throughout the two subsequent years.
Kellogg School of Management
Located on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, the Kellogg School of Management offers a full-time MBA program with an entrepreneurship pathway. Students have the option of earning their MBA in a one-year program or the two-year curriculum.
If your passion is to impact social change, then Pepperdine has the masters program for you. This online hybrid incorporates online and face-to-face learning experiences to allow students to complete the 40-unit program.
Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, offers an MBA in entrepreneurship ranked as one of the best by Princeton Review. Rice offers full-time, part-time, and hybrid programs for students with varying work and life commitments.
How We Ranked The Schools
Since most applicants work full-time and need flexibility per schedule, we searched institutions that offered entrepreneurship masters with online classes and classroom courses.
Next, we choose schools that varied in size, tuition, and notoriety. We compiled this data and ranked the schools based upon two criteria:
- Cost to complete the program (not including housing, books, insurance, etc.)
- Program length based upon attending full-time.
Finally, we compiled points by ranking them based upon the lowest tuition and shortest program length.
If you’re still unsure about what school is best or have any other questions about this and different degrees, please contact us for assistance after reading our list. We also have an MBA in entrepreneurship page you can check out.
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