Ivy College of Business master of entrepreneurship degree is approved

The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business launches a master of entrepreneurship degree. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the new program during their April 6-7 meeting, which was held on the Iowa State University campus.

Iowa State University and the Ivy College of Business have a long tradition of supporting entrepreneurs. It’s a vital focus across campus.

“Our role at the Ivy College of Business is to inspire, educate, and support students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. We bridge the academic and business communities while supporting entrepreneurs both on and off-campus,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “Having a master’s degree available for students helps us set them up for success.”

Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses, hire employees, and become the engine of our economy. Those who don’t start something, use their entrepreneurial skills when they join small businesses, large corporations, or non-profit organizations, to name a few.

Having the master of entrepreneurship degree available to students completes the portfolio of entrepreneurship programs at Ivy. In 2017, the college launched an undergraduate major and a PhD in entrepreneurship. A master of entrepreneurship degree complements the wide array of entrepreneurship courses, competitions, and hands-on experiences already being offered through the Ivy College and the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the master of entrepreneurship degree, email busgrad@iastate.edu.

A snapshot of entrepreneurship successes

  • #11 Iowa State University ranking for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs —2021 and 2022 Princeton Review
  • 2017: launched an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship, the first at a public university in Iowa
  • 2017: launched our PhD program that year. At the time, it was only the eighth program in the country