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Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Chicago, USA

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (M.S.E.) builds upon a reputation for excellence with a new specialized program of study that will propel students to reach their enterprising dreams faster. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review have rated the DePaul university graduate entrepreneurship program among the best in the nation with rankings in the top ten for over ten years. Engage your passions and become a part of the vibrant DePaul entrepreneurial community.

For students interested in turning good opportunities into thriving businesses, the DePaul M.S.E. will equip graduates to start and grow new ventures on their own, or within an existing organization. Candidates can breathe new energy into their work life whether they start a new business, consult on new venture creation and start-up, develop corporate innovation and new product development strategies, or become involved on the funding side with angel investment and venture capital firms. The program culminates in the new venture applied lab class where students are given the opportunity to launch and grow their entrepreneurial endeavor with the help of DePaul expert mentors.



Get There Faster


Complete your M.S.E. with a focused 12 class course of study, 6 fewer than the M.B.A. program. Students may take as many courses per term as they wish to complete their degree within the time period that best suits their needs. The program is designed to make completion within one calendar year possible.



Program Highlights

  • Specialize and get an edge over the competition by taking a higher portion of courses in entrepreneurshipGraduate from the first and only specialized Masters in Entrepreneurship in the Midwest, from a well respected entrepreneurship program which has ranked in the top 10 for over 10 years
  • Make connections: take part in highly effective relations building with our vast network of business contacts
  • Experience your own creativity as you learn to discover opportunities that will allow you to harness your talents
  • Utilize your greatest skills, and abilities as we help you launch your business
  • Make your own fortune: Own your own business and work for yourself
  • Make a difference: Drive economic prosperity, create jobs, add value to society
  • Learn to innovate: Allowing you to improve the way your company does business
  • Discover a contemporary approach to management integrating the most comprehensive set of entrepreneurship courses in the U.S.


Curriculum

Students complete the MS in Entrepreneurship by taking the following 12 courses:

  • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (ACC 500)
  • MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (MGT 500)
  • CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS (MGT 573) or GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MGT 557)
  • DECISIONS IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT (MKT 555)
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE MANAGEMENT (MGT 570)
  • CORPORATE VENTURES AND MANAGEMENT (MGT 572)
  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MGT 595)
  • MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE (MGT 590)
  • NEW PRODUCT MANAGEMENT (MKT 537) or INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MGT 798)
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTERNSHIP (MGT 793) OR NEW VENTURE LAB (MGT 798)
  • FINANCING NEW VENTURES (MGT 571) or BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS (ECO 509)
  • LEGAL ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MGT 798)



M.S. IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

1. Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.

2. Satisfactory completion of the 12 required courses, or their substitutes as approved by the Chair of the Management Department: 48 quarter hours.

3. All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.

Admission

General Admission Requirements

  • Completed application form and application fee

Apply online. There is a $60 application fee which may be paid with a check or money order payable to DePaul University. Online applicants may pay by credit card.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae

Your professional resume should summarize your work experience and educational background. Please limit it to two pages.

  • Official transcripts

Students must send official transcripts from any universities, colleges or community colleges attended. A student's application for admission is considered incomplete until all transcripts are received.

  • Educational Credentials For International Students or Programs

Applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including those attended but from which no credit was earned. Exceptions may be permitted for study-abroad credit when that credit is clearly defined and displayed on the home institution transcript.

  • Applicants with non-U.S. educational credentials are required to submit their official educational credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to one of the three evaluation companies below:


- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

- Educational Perspectives​

- One Earth International Credential Evaluation

These evaluators will then provide DePaul with a general evaluation of their studies and certified copies of their international educational credentials which will be used during admission review. Please direct any questions about required credentials to the evaluation company you have selected and not to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. DePaul will not accept evaluations from any other evaluation companies and will not accept any educational credentials without an evaluation from ECE, EP or One Earth.

  • English proficiency

Non-native English speakers who have not completed a bachelor's or master's degree in the United States should submit scores from a recognized English proficiency test. The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business accepts results from TOEFL, IELTS and the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

  • Essay Questions

Two essay questions, contained within the admission application, are required for all applicants.

  • GMAT

Applicants must submit GMAT scores. GMAT information including dates, a list of test centers, and applications for the exam may be obtained at mba.com, or by contacting Pearson VUE at (951) 681-3000. The GMAT score report must come directly from Pearson VUE. A test taken more than five years prior to the date of application is not considered valid for admission purposes and would have to be retaken.

The GMAT can be waived online the following circumstances: applicants to the MBA program who have completed a J.D., M.D. or Ph.D.

  • Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These are best received from current or previous employers. Be sure the name of the recommender and applicant name, applicant date of birth and program being applied to of interest are noted on each form.

  • Interview

The Admission Committee may require applicants to schedule an interview if necessary.

Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by:

  • July 1st for the Autumn Quarter
  • October 1st for the Winter Quarter
  • February 1st for the Spring Quarter
  • April 1st for the Summer Quarter

Applicants educated outside the United States must submit their applications one month prior to the above deadlines.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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