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Best 15 Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs in 2021

March 4, 2021 | Staff Writers

Masters in Entrepreneurship
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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

RankSchoolLocation
1Naveen Jindal School of ManagementRichardson, Texas
2Lindenwood University Saint Charles, Missouri
3University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
4Tepper School of BusinessPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5Central Michigan UniversityMount 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

1

Naveen Jindal School of Management

  • Richardson, Texas
  • Points: 29

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $15,874
Program Length: 12-18 months
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2

Lindenwood University

  • Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Points: 28

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $17,820
Program Length: 1-2 years
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3

University of Florida

  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Points: 27

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $19,104
Program Length: 1-year
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4

Tepper School of Business

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Points: 27

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $14,884
Program Length: 2 years
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5

Central Michigan University

  • Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Points: 25

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $23,832
Program Length: 1 year
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6

University of Maryland

  • College Park, Maryland
  • Points: 25

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $21,930
Program Length: 15 months
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7

Everglades University

  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Points: 24

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $28,800
Program Length: 1 year
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8

Temple University

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Points: 23

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $33,420
Program Length: 1-3 years
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9

Johns Hopkins

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Points: 21

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $46,750 ($4,675 per course; 10 courses required)
Program Length: 1-2 years
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10

University of San Francisco

  • San Francisco, California
  • Points: 20

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $49,140
Program Length: 1 year
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11

Syracuse University

  • Syracuse, New York
  • Points: 18

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $50,490
Program Length: 15 months
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12

University of Delaware

  • Newark, Delaware
  • Points: 18

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $34,164
Program Length: 2 years
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13

Kellogg School of Management

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Points: 16

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $103,316
Program Length: 1 year
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14

Pepperdine

  • Malibu, California
  • Points: 16

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $52,800
Program Length: 20 months
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15

Rice University

  • Houston, Texas

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.

School Overview

Tuition: $63,500
Program Length: 2 years
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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.

If you work for one of these institutions but found our data incorrect, please contact us so we can revise. 

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