To put its students on a fast track to entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business will begin offering a 14-month Master’s of Science degree in Entrepreneurship degree this summer, bringing to four the number of advanced degrees offered by the Silicon Valley-based business school.
Unlike many advanced-degree programs at other schools, which require students to wait five years after graduation to apply, SCU’s MS degree in entrepreneurship is open to students who have just graduated from college or university.
“As the oldest university in California , Santa Clara University has been an integral part of the growth of Silicon Valley and the West, ,” said S. Andrew Starbird, dean of the Leavey School of Business. “In today's economy, we need for an advanced degree that teaches students how to turn their ideas into successful business. Our MS students will learn to find new market opportunities, evaluate customer needs, and understand what’s required to ‘scale up’ a good idea.”
In addition to classes in managing innovation, intellectual property and economics for business decisions, the new MS in entrepreneurship degree will incorporate Santa Clara University’s longstanding emphasis on business ethics, including a course in business integrity and society.
Other courses for the degree, many of which will be taken alongside working professionals in SCU’s part-time MBA program, include:
Classes start July 8 and applications are due May 15. More information on the degree can be found at www.scu.edu/business/mse.
The entrepreneurship master’s degree is one of four graduate programs offered by the Leavey School of Business focused on entrepreneurs and research into entrepreneurship. The school offers a six-month certificate program called the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) that serves non-matriculating students with existing businesses, or strong business ideas, in California. The new MBA curriculum also offers an entrepreneurship concentration, and the Executive Development Center offers online programming devoted to building entrepreneurial skills.
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