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What will I learn?

The program offers individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship the critical skills and knowledge they need to create the next great companies of the future. An accelerated and highly experiential degree, the MSEI can be completed in just 12 months, putting students on a fast track to launching new business opportunities within large organizations or starting their own enterprises.

Taught by leading scholars and practitioners and leveraging some of today's most advanced educational tools and techniques, the MSEI prepares students with a sophisticated understanding of:

  • Entrepreneurial decision making
  • Innovative business model formulation and evaluation
  • New product development and execution strategies
  • Team formation and growth
  • Financing and launching a new venture

Program Learning Goals

Learning Goal #1: Develop Personal Strengths.

Our graduates will develop a global and entrepreneurial mindset, lead with integrity, purpose and ethical perspective, and draw value from diversity and inclusion.

1.1 Possess personal integrity and a commitment to an organization’s purpose and core values.

1.2 Expand awareness with a global and entrepreneurial mindset, drawing value from diversity and inclusion.

1.3 Exhibit awareness of ethical dimensions and professional standards in decision-making.

Learning Goal #2: Gain Knowledge and Skills.

Our graduates will develop a deep understanding of the key functions of business enterprises and will be able to identify and take advantage of opportunities in a complex, uncertain and dynamic business environment using critical and analytical thinking skills.

2.1 Gain knowledge of the key functions of business enterprises.

2.2 Acquire advanced skills to understand and analyze significant business opportunities, which can be complex, uncertain and dynamic.

2.3 Use critical and analytical thinking to identify viable options that can create short-term and long-term value for organizations and their stakeholders.

Learning Goal #3: Motivate and Build High-Performing Teams.

Our graduates will achieve results by fostering collaboration, communication and adaptability on individual, team, and organization levels.

3.1 Motivate and work with colleagues, partners, and other stakeholders to achieve organizational purposes.

3.2 Help build and sustain high-performing teams by infusing teams with a variety of perspectives, talents, and skills and aligning individual success with team success and with overall organizational success.

3.3 Foster collaboration, communication and adaptability in helping organizations excel in a changing business landscape.

Which department am I in?

USC Marshall School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$48,006.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Southern California

University Park Campus,

LOS ANGELES,

California,

90089, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree earned at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For international students

Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. Applicants in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree may apply, with acceptance contingent on successful completion of the undergraduate degree.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a score of at least 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based version, or 100 on the Internet-based examination with no less than 20 on each of the four test components.

The PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic) with a minimum score of 70

The IELTS with a score of 7, with no less than 6 on each band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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