The MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) degree program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in innovation-related roles in established organizations, entrepreneurial finance or in the creation of new ventures. In today’s fast-paced business world, executives from leading companies recognize the need for employees who can evaluate opportunities and manage the process of innovation in positions such as strategic marketing, product marketing, business development, engineering, R&D and project management.
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 complementing UT Dallas’ traditional strengths in science, engineering, computer science and management disciplines.
The program provides a solid foundation in the management disciplines essential to innovation, with specific focus on the tools, techniques and skills required to develop and lead product, service and business model innovation. The MSIE degree is designed to complement baccalaureate or advanced degrees in business, economics, arts and humanities, engineering or scientific disciplines.
Program: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Catalog page: MS
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.
Test score required: Yes
A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.
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
Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Leadership positions in global firms; “intrapreunerial” innovation-driven driving positions in established companies and self-employment startup venture.