The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to develop the entrepreneurial knowledge, skill sets and decision-making frameworks required to recognize and evaluate business opportunities and to create and guide a new entrepreneurial entity either individually or within a larger organization. The curriculum focuses on topics such as entrepreneurial decision-making, business model formulation, feasibility analysis, leading innovation and change, and how to access and deploy capital and other resources for the successful launch of a new venture. The degree can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis, and classes are offered primarily at night to accommodate the needs of working professionals.
To qualify for admission to the MSEI program, prospective students must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree, or equivalent. Applicants in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree may apply, with acceptance contingent on finishing the undergraduate degree. Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant’s previous academic record, résumé, letters of recommendation and responses to several essay questions. Full-time work experience is encouraged but not required. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores. This requirement is waived for students who have completed their entire bachelor’s degree program at a regionally accredited university located in the United States or officially recognized university in another country where English is both the language of instruction and the only officially recognized language of the country. Proof of financial support is required of admitted international applicants.
Applications are accepted for fall semester enrollment only. Submit an online application to the program through the USC admissions website here.
A complete application includes the online application form, test scores for international applicants, responses to several questions, an application fee, two letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Current USC students and USC alumni are not required to submit an application fee or transcripts to verify degrees earned prior to their attendance at USC.
- All other applicants must submit all documentation identified in the online application instructions.
For additional detailed information visit marshall.usc.edu/MSEI or write to MS.EI@marshall.usc.edu or call (213) 821-0877.