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Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

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The MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to teach students how to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and skills associated with launching new ventures as well as develop a culture of innovation within established companies.

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship's broad definition of entrepreneurship encompasses more than the technical process of launching new companies. It also includes the set of personal and professional skills that foster the pursuit of innovation in business, personal, and career contexts. These skills include initiative, calculated risk-taking, value creation, opportunity recognition, adaptability, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Our unique courses embody that philosophy.

Program highlights:

  • Drexel's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship offers resources and mentoring for student entrepreneurs.
  • Curriculum emphasizing development of the entrepreneur as a person, together with teaching the process of entrepreneurship.
  • Unique courses directly targeted at professional entrepreneurial characteristics to differentiate you in your career.
  • Will benefit your career regardless of your background or prior work experience.

The program prepares students to be founders and CEOs of their own ventures, to work in new and growing ventures, and to become innovation officers within corporate settings. Corporate entrepreneurship is especially crucial for large companies, enabling organizations that are traditionally averse to risk-taking to innovate, and driving leaders and teams toward an increased level of corporate enterprising.