Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) degree is a 36-credit-hour degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The MSIE prepares students for careers in new venture development, entrepreneurial finance, angel or venture capital investment, or in innovation-related roles in established organizations (such as strategic marketing, product marketing, business development and project management).

The UT Dallas graduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree program is:

  • Ranked No. 22 in Princeton Review’s Top Schools for Entrepreneurship in 2017.
  • Recognized as 2014 National Model Master’s Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). UT Dallas is one of only 22 universities to receive this award since 1990.
  • Recognized with a 2014 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation by Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
  • Offering experienced-based courses such as Startup Launch, which enables students to launch companies while receiving academic credits. Students with scalable concepts can apply for up to $25,000 in funding to support their launch.

The MSIE lets students choose between two focus areas: 1) The New Venture concentration or 2) The Innovation within the Corporation concentration. The program emphasizes technology-based innovation, consistent with, and complementary to, UT Dallas’ strengths in science, engineering, computer science and management disciplines.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek such positions as: leadership executives in global firms and "intrapreunerial" innovation-driven driving positions in established companies and self employment startup venture.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.