The MS degree in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures focuses on the entrepreneurial and innovation process, by which inventions or creative new ideas are brought to market. Graduates achieve a unique combination of technical and business expertise that is especially relevant to start-up ventures or professionals supporting small business start-ups.
The program requires students to complete 30 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 innovation courses that increase student's knowledge of managing the innovation process; and two elective courses that provide students with additional background in areas of interest.
Matt Cornwell, Assistant Director of Student Services and Outreach
|Program Available Online?||No|
|Admit Term||Full-Time: Fall; Part-time: Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Entrance Exam||GMAT or GRE|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MGMT-720||Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation||3|
|FINC-605||Financing New Ventures||3|
|MGMT-765||Applied Venture Creation*||3|
|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 courses outside Saunders College.
|MGMT-735||Management of Innovation in Products and Services|
|MKTG-772||Internet Marketing Strategy and Tactics|
|MKTG-778||Commercialization and Marketing of New Products|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
* The GMAT may be waived if an applicant has a GPA of 3.25 or higher, or they can present evidence of professional work experience of six or more years. Students who cannot submit a GMAT, GRE, or one of the two waiver requirements may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
For further information about program specific GMAT/GRE waiver opportunities, tips on personal statements, and additional guidance on how to submit a successful application, please visit Saunders College of Business Admissions Requirements.
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