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To achieve success, you need more than just a good idea. You need entrepreneurial know-how to create new product lines and services from innovations, strong business models, go-to-market strategies, and business plans for investors. The D’Amore-McKim MS in Technological Entrepreneurship is an immersion in the frameworks and methods needed for successful entrepreneurship.

In fact, D’Amore-McKim’s entrepreneurship graduate programs are ranked 10 among the “Top Schools for Graduate Entrepreneurship of 2020” in The Princeton Review. There’s no better place to explore entrepreneurship and further investigate the potential of your new venture ideas.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 30 credit hours. 12 credits in entrepreneurship, 15 credits in technology, 3 credits of electives.
  • Class Schedule: On-campus in Boston, MA. Classes offered in the evening.
  • Time to Complete: 10 months with full-time study, 24 months with part-time study.
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Unique Features

At its core, MS in Technological Entrepreneurship is experiential. You will be encouraged to start companies and help coach other startups within our on-campus accelerator, IDEA, while also learning how to:

  • Segment customers, differentiate users and buyers, and delve into their respective needs
  • Translate needs into new designs for products and services
  • Rapidly prototype these designs
  • Explore business models and construct financial projections
  • Craft business plans and pitches for investors

Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE Required? Yes. The GMAT Program Code is 276-C0-14 and the GRE Program Code is 3857.
  • Where Do I Apply? Apply online
  • Interview Required? By invitation

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.”

Curriculum

This program is offered full-time and part-time. The full-time option is designed for completion in three semesters, from September through June. The part-time option is designed for completion in two calendar years. Students work with their advisors on course sequencing.

Required Courses

Explores the challenges and processes for harnessing technological innovation for new-business development. Integrates technology strategy, innovation in marketing, product development, and organization design for the purpose of enterprise growth. Through readings, cases, and exercises, studies how firms from different industries gain competitive advantage through distinctive products and services, and leverage their technologies and skills into new emerging markets. Also focuses on processes for conceiving, financing, and organizing new ventures.
ENTR 6200 | 3 credits
Covers the role emerging technologies play in innovation for new ventures and established corporations. Includes a mix of theory and practical knowledge. Topics covered include technology disruption, diffusion, life cycles, and research-and-development strategy. Explores, in detail, the technical and market opportunities for current and emerging technologies across a broad spectrum of industries.
TECE 6222 | 3 credits
Examines the specific situation of entrepreneurial marketing. Topics include how to perform a market analysis when there are limited resources and tight schedules to be met. Also addresses new market situations, opportunity assessment, customer segmentation, going to market, and writing a marketing plan.
TECE 6230 | 3 credits
Gives students the opportunity to build a complete business plan for new high-potential ventures. Covers all aspects of the planning process, from the point of view of both the prospective entrepreneur and the potential investor. Explores the demands of the entrepreneurial career through reading, self-assessment exercises, and group projects. Guest speakers from startup companies, law firms, and venture capital firms provide a window on current experiences in the small-business world. Recommended for prospective entrepreneurs as well as others who may become involved with new ventures.
ENTR 6212 | 3 credits
Introduces major topics in the modern understanding of business models: their essence and role in securing competitive advantage, key components and design of business models, business model change and innovation, technology commercialization through sustaining business models, financial representation of a business model, and validation of developed business models.
ENTR 6218 | 3 credits
Covers the intersection of customer research with product design, specifically lean design and how to map abstract attributes that customers seek into concrete product designs that can actually be built. Other topics include managing the technology business interface, creating product teams, and drafting product development plans.
TECE 6250 | 3 credits
Introduces students to the financing process for ventures from early stage to exit. Exposes students to various financing options, which may include crowdsourcing, the American JOBS Act, and foreign-sourced capital, as well as different types of debt and equity financing. Offers students an opportunity to learn about analyzing financial aspects of term sheets, including valuation methodologies and other financing documents.
ENTR 6219 | 3 credits
Covers topics specific to managing a business or a strategic business unit within a firm. Considers the special issues related to technology-based firms. Topics include creating a culture, operations planning, staffing for technical excellence, dealing with technology vendors, dealing with advisers, supply chain management, and writing operations plans.
TECE 6300 | 3 credits
Focuses on the personal skills an entrepreneur needs to lead and persuade others. Students read about and complete exercises on leadership and selling ideas. In addition, students meet members of the entrepreneurship community in New England. Stresses communications skills, both written and oral, along with self-discovery of leadership style.
TECE 6340 | 3 credits

Elective Course

View elective options in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance and Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy.

The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Please monitor for updates.

Meet some of our students

“The professors who teach in the program have a lot of experience in the business and technology worlds, allowing them to bring their real-world knowledge into the classroom,” says Arsani.

GMAT, GRE and IELTS availability concerns?

If you’re in a country where graduate-level testing has been temporarily suspended and you’re interested in Fall 2020 enrollment, please contact an admissions team member at gradbusiness@northeastern.edu.

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