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Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures MS
The master of science degree in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures supports the development of technology workers as they move into leadership roles in the high-technology domains in the world economy. Graduates of the program will have a unique combination of technical and business expertise and will be able to communicate at all levels of an organization.
The program requires students to complete 30 semester credit hours consisting of:
- six required core courses designed to increase a student’s knowledge of accounting, organizational behavior and leadership, technology management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and product commercialization;
- Two courses that allow students to pursue organizational, research, product, or project management expertise;
- Electives that provide students will additional background in areas of interest.
Entrepreneurship and innovative ventures, MS degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MGMT-740||Organizational Behavior and Leadership||3|
|MKTG-761||Marketing Concepts and Commercialization||3|
|MGMT-720||Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation||3|
|BLEG-612||Legal and Accounting Issues for New Ventures||3|
|FINC-605||Financing New Ventures||3|
|MGMT-765||Applied Venture Creation*||3|
|Choose two of the following courses:||6|
|GRDE-711||Design Theory and Methods Seminar|
|MGMT-735||Management of Innovation in Products and Services|
|MKTG-776||Product and Brand Management|
|MKTG-778||Commercialization and Marketing of New Products|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
* Students enrolled in Applied Venture Creation (MGMT-765) may work on their own project in the course or they may work on a project in conjunction with Venture Creations, RIT's business incubator.
† Graduate electives taken at RIT may be in courses outside the Saunders College.
To be considered for admission to the MS program in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
- Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
- Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred),
- Submit a personal statement,
- Submit a current resume, and
- Complete a graduate application.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.