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The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MS E) provides engineers, business majors and scientists with the skills and knowledge required to drive innovation in today's collaborative, global workforce.
From a competitive perspective, the shift from a manufacturing base to a technology-innovation and knowledge-based economy requires new skills among organizational employees. In conversations with executive staff in major companies in the region we have been told repeatedly that the region's engineers and scientists need to be entrepreneurial. As competition and costs rise, research and development efforts must clearly contribute to business growth and the company bottom line. Thus, companies are looking for technical professionals who can generate new ideas and new businesses.
Using a combination of class work, case work and real-world project activity, students will:
A graduate of the MS in Entrepreneurship program should be prepared to manage innovation in established firms or to launch new technology-oriented ventures.
The MS in Entrepreneurship consists of ten courses (30 credits), including 4 core courses (12 credits), 4 elective courses (12 credits, 6 of which must be in Engineering and/or Science) and a 2 course (6 credit) practicum. Each student will participate in the development and delivery of a team capstone project (through the 2 course practicum) which will be reviewed by an external professional panel.
The program is outlined in the UMass Lowell online Graduate Academic Catalog.
Admissions to the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program will be determined based on an overall review of the following applicant materials:
If you have any questions regarding the MSE, you can contact Asst. Prof. Michael Ciuchta by email: Michael_Ciuchta@uml.edu, the MSE Coordinator.
The Plus-One Program option offered by the Manning School of Business to matriculated undergraduates allows outstanding students in engineering, business, science and health sciences to complete their bachelor's degrees and Master of Science in Entrepreneurship on an accelerated schedule.
UMass Lowell undergraduate students in these majors (i.e., science, engineering or business), who have a GPA of 3.00 or better at the end of their junior year, must apply for this program before they complete their undergraduate graduation requirements. Students who plan to apply to this program should meet with the M.S. program advisor by their junior year to discuss any additional course requirements. New students are admitted to the MSE program on a rolling basis.
General eligibility guidelines for admission to a UMass Lowell Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs can be found in the UMass Lowell online catalog. If you have any questions regarding the MSE, contact Michael Ciuchta, MSE Coordinator, or e-mail: Entrepreneurship@uml.edu.