What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) program offers students with business, technical, or other non-business degrees a comprehensive graduate education that prepares them to launch entrepreneurial ventures or new business ventures in large organizations.

The 30-unit program will provide coursework and experiential learning activities and expose students to the key concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation including creativity, and ideation, evaluation and screening of business concepts, commercialization and technology transfer processes, business model formulation, startup models and the entrepreneurial process, team formation, intellectual property, marshaling resources, planning techniques and launch strategies.

Which department am I in?

Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,409.00 per year
The given fees includes non-resident tuition fee of USD $396/unit
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

24 January 2022


Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

5500 University Parkway,



92407, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have obtained a earned a degree comparable to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree, you’re eligible to apply as a graduate student. GPA requirement: Have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter (60 semester units) units attempted.

For international students

Bachelor's Degree: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with required minimum GPA of 2.75 calculated using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units, which may include post baccalaureate work. Applicants in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree may apply, with acceptance contingent on successful completion of the undergraduate degree.

The current minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550/PBT, 213/CBT, 79-80/IBT taken within the past two years; IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the past two years; or complete level 6 of CSUSB's Intensive English Program;

Application Deadline: Spring - December 15th

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