Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
Experiential Learning Center
Open Expression Statement
BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI)
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.
For degree requirements, please check the COURSE CATALOGUE.
MSEI PROGRAM BENEFITS
Tricks of the Trade
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 and New Venture Entry Strategies
- Venture Feasibility Analysis and Venture Initiation
- Corporate Innovation and New Business Model Formulation
- Founder’s Dilemmas-Anticipating and Avoiding Startup Pitfalls
- New Venture Financing
From What You Know to Where You Go
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
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
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.
APPLYING TO THE MSEI PROGRAM
Dates + Deadlines
The Fall 2023 Application is Now OpenImportant Dates:Application opens: September 1, 2022Pre-Fall & Orientation: August 8-11 & 15-18, 2023 (Must be able to attend entire session dates)Fall Classes begin: August 21, 2023Application Deadlines for Fall 2023Application for admission will open on September 1, 2022, for the Fall of 2023. Spaces for Fall 2022 are closed. The program enrolls one cohort each Fall.Priority Round 1: September 1- December 1, 2022, Eligible for ScholarshipsRound 2: January 31, 2023, Eligible for scholarships. (Final International applicant deadline strictly enforced. Domestic students can also apply for this round.)Round 3: March 1, 2023, Open only to domestic studentsRound 4: April 30, 2023, Open only to domestic studentsRound 5: May 19, 2023, Open only to domestic students. Applications will be considered only if spaces are available following Round 4.
For more information about this program please fill out THIS FORM.
Greif Center for Entrepreneurial StudiesUSC Marshall School of Business610 Child's WayJFF 5th Floor, MC 3365Los Angeles, CA 90089-3365EMAILPhone: 213-821-0877
MSEI PROGRESSIVE DEGREE
MSEI Progressive Degree Program
MSEI students complete 27 units consisting of Pre-Fall, Fall core, Spring core, and elective coursework. All MSEI students must be available to attend and complete the Pre-Fall course (BAEP 551) on 8/8/23–8/18/23 from 8:00AM–6:00PM. There are no exceptions. In Fall and Spring, MSEI students must take 6 units of core and can complete their 12 units of electives on a flexible schedule.
Applicants to the MSEI progressive degree program must meet the following qualifications
Application is open from September 1, 2022 to March 1, 2023If you meet the qualifications listed above, you may apply to the MSEI progressive degree program for Fall 2022 via the link below.The application includes:
Students wishing to take take electives in Spring 2023: October 31st, 2022
Priority Deadline for Students Graduating in May 2023: January 15, 2023
Final Deadline for Fall 2023: March 1, 2023
A Message From the Director
The MSEI Program presents an integrative perspective into the process of starting a new business entity or starting a major new endeavor within an existing corporation. Whether you already have an idea and are eager to start your own business, or if you are in the discovery phase seeking to find a new idea, or if you simply want to learn more about what an entrepreneurial or corporate entrepreneurial career would be like, the MSEI Program exposes you to the challenges and endless opportunities of entrepreneurship.
As a MSEI student, you will learn that the structure of starting and growing a new venture is an all-encompassing format for understanding an entrepreneurial career. It touches all the relevant issues — but there is more to entrepreneurship than passion, desire and perseverance. Entrepreneurs have a unique mindset, a way of looking at things that are opportunity-focused and creative. It’s about passion–doing what you love.
It’s about creating value. It’s about independence and responsibility. In addition, it’s about challenge, risk management, persistence, and the ability to innovate–to improve on the old or invent the new. It is our hope the MSEI Program will foster the entrepreneurial mindset within you-whether you start your own venture today or tomorrow, or you become a catalyst within an existing business fostering new innovations.
USC’s location in the heart of southern California offers students endless opportunities to connect with Silicon Beach, Silicon Valley and with southern California’s vibrant and diverse economy and with all that USC offers while pursuing a MSEI degree. Once enrolled, our students immediately become a part of the Trojan Family with passionate alumni located throughout the world. Our mission is clear-we educate and inspire tomorrow’s entrepreneurs who will change the world.
— Steve Mednick, MSEI Academic Director and Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anthony Borquez is an expert at building and scaling creative tech businesses. He is the founder of Grab, a leader in augmented and virtual reality. He also founded Blue Label Games, an early leader in mobile game development, later acquired by Konami.
Jeremy Dann has served as an innovation consultant from 2000 to the present, working with such companies as Daimler-Benz, Levi Strauss, Spalding, Lockheed Martin, Guidant and General Electric. Jeremy has collaborated closely with Harvard Business School professor and innovation authority Clayton Christensen—author of The Innovator’s Dilemma—on many research, case development and consulting projects.
Abby Fifer Mandell is the Executive Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and teaches BAEP 471 and 571, courses in which interdisciplinary teams of students use design thinking to create products for underresourced communities in California.
- Business of Entertainment Association- Entrepreneur & Venture Management Association- Challenge for Charity- Graduate Marketing Association- Graduate Women in Business- High Tech Association- Marshall Data Analytics Club- Marshall Outdoor Club
MORE MARSHALL CLUBS
Every semester the MSEI student association organizes field trips to entrepreneurial city hubs, where students can get a closer look to startups, VCs, and more. Previous destinations include San Francisco and Mexico City.
ATHENA PITCH COMPETITION
NEW VENTURE SEED COMPETITION
SCALE: THE FUTURE OF TECH AND ENTERTAINMENT
ATHENA SUMMIT: STRONGER TOGETHER