Project Description

A new, one-year, highly experiential entrepreneurship program

Master of Entrepreneurship

Iowa State University has a long tradition of supporting entrepreneurs, and the Ivy College of Business is here to help you succeed as an entrepreneur.  As a top-ranked program in entrepreneurship, this is the place to start something!

At Ivy, you will be immersed in an entrepreneurial ecosystem while you gain the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to prepare you to start and manage new business ventures independently — or within an established organization. You’ll develop and practice the primary entrepreneurial skills needed to identify and evaluate market opportunities and think creatively to formulate and implement successful strategies for moving a business idea forward.

Our master of entrepreneurship degree builds off the strength of our nationally-ranked undergraduate programs. For the past two years, Iowa State University has been ranked #11 in the nation for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs (2021 and 2022 Princeton Review).

Do you possess an entrepreneurial spirit but don’t have a concept of your own to pursue?  In this program, you can join a startup team, launch existing university technology, or spin off a new venture.

With collaboration from the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, students in the master’s program will have access to experiential learning programs, startup support, mentors, professional services, and access to founders and teams in new and existing entrepreneurial businesses.

Our one-year master of entrepreneurship program offers you an exciting blend of core curriculum and critical hands-on learning components that, combined, teach the most important entrepreneurial skill sets. This sets you up for success!

Key characteristics of this program:

  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Hands-on
  • Responsive to, and drives, trends in entrepreneurship
  • Unique opportunities to contribute in the classroom and through applied learning opportunities
  • Access to experts, resources, and networks that advance you professionally and leverage your interest and engagement in entrepreneurship
  • Direct experience in a startup company

AT A GLANCE

PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES

Iowa residents: $722/credit hour + fees

Non-residents: $1610/credit hour + fees

PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE

July 1 (fall)

December 1 (spring)

GMAT/GRE

Not required

FORMAT

In-person with some online course offerings

LENGTH

30 credits, 3 semesters

LOCATION

Ames, IA

CYstarters-Student-Group

CYstarters-Student-Group

CYstarters group photo, fall 2021

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