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Academic Programs

Entrepreneurial and innovative thinking pervades the campus, including academic programs

The Manning School of Business
The Manning School of Business offers four academic programs focused on entrepreneurship:

  • Undergraduate - Entrepreneurship Concentration: Prepares students to be "outside-of-the-box" thinkers and innovators in today's complex global economy.
  • Graduate - Master of Science in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE): Provides engineers, business majors and scientists with the skills and knowledge required to drive innovation in today's collaborative, global workforce.
  • Graduate - Master of Science in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE) Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship (HI+E) Option: This option is targeted towards healthcare professionals, such as hospital managers/administrators, clinicians, physicians and other medical professionals who need to understand and manage the impact of emerging technologies and innovations in the healthcare industry. The Program will also benefit recent graduates who wish to enter the healthcare industries as a career choice.
  • Graduate Certificate - New Venture Creation: This program is focused specifically on the creation of technology-based ventures and is designed to assist professionals with undergraduate and career experience in science, engineering, technology or business fields in better understanding how to develop and launch a technology-based business.
  • Why should you pursue an MSITE degree?
Kennedy College of Sciences, Computer Science Department
The Computer Science Department offers an entrepreneurship option in their master's degree. It is directed at those with a strong undergraduate background in computer science who are interested in both deepening their technical knowledge and in understanding the tools required for developing a company directed towards software services and products.

Francis College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Assistive Technology Program
A component of the undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering program, senior ECE students complete a senior capstone project aimed at designing and producing an assistive technology device for a person with a disability. Engineering students can apply the knowledge they have learned from their courses and help solve problems for disabled people through creating technological advances.