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Why a Masters in Entrepreneurship?

“I feel like I know so much more than I did six months ago. And if I didn’t know what I know now, I would be doing something completely different and wasting my time.”
- Arturo Herrera

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Program Highlights

Get ready to launch

2015 MSMP Orientation

The program offers individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship the critical skills and knowledge they need to create the next great companies of the future. An accelerated and highly experiential degree, the MSEI can be completed in just 12 months, putting students on a fast track to launching new business opportunities within large organizations or starting their own enterprises.

Tricks of the trade

2015 MSMP Orientation

Taught by leading scholars and practitioners and leveraging some of today's most advanced educational tools and techniques, the MSEI prepares students with a sophisticated understanding of:

  • Entrepreneurial decision making
  • Innovative business model formulation and evaluation
  • New product development and execution strategies
  • Team formation and growth
  • Financing and launching a new venture

From what you know to where you go

What you know

The MSEI program is open to students from all academic backgrounds and disciplines, enabling them to jumpstart their futures without acquiring the full work experience required for admission to an MBA program. Our integrated business curriculum helps them thrive in a competitive marketplace of ideas and is a powerful complement to advanced degrees in fields ranging from engineering and basic science to communications, construction management and cinema.

In good company

Popovich building at Night

USC Marshall has been a breakthrough educator in entrepreneurship for half a century. Our distinguished alumni have founded household brands like Kinko's, Salesforce, Tinder and more. MSEI graduates join a strong Trojan alumni network that will benefit them throughout their professional careers.




Competing to win

2015 MSMP Orientation

Students in the MSEI program are eligible to enter exciting venture competitions that validate their concepts and give life to new ideas. From new venture seed competitions to women's pitch competitions to contests in social entrepreneurship, students have access to influential venture funds totaling over $350,000.