Online Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

No GMAT Required

Follow Your Passion for Business

Entrepreneurs are creative thinkers with the passion and drive to push their ideas beyond existing boundaries. Successful entrepreneurs use all the tools and knowledge at their disposal to bring those ideas to life.

The online Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, prepares current and aspiring entrepreneurs with the business foundation and networking opportunities to start a new venture, effectively manage a company or innovate within an organization.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship?

To thrive in a competitive landscape, aspiring entrepreneurs need a comprehensive understanding of the many factors that influence the success of a company or idea. An M.S. in Entrepreneurship from Whitman, through Entrepreneurship@Syracuse, will give professionals a working knowledge of finance, marketing, strategy and idea viability.

“Entrepreneurship, at its core, is about creating value through new ideas. The course curriculum focuses on identifying, analyzing and executing on ideas—all skills that are needed for my current role and for helping to drive my firm forward.”

Nancy Girondo, Entrepreneurship@Syracuse Student,

VP of Equity Product Management at OppenheimerFunds

M.S. in Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The online M.S. in Entrepreneurship program provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical experience to navigate their own paths to entrepreneurial success. Students can complete the program in as few as 15 months.

The 30-credit curriculum comprises strategically selected courses that focus on the skills that all entrepreneurs need, culminating in a capstone in which students build a new venture business plan from the ground up.

15
credits of business foundation courses
12
credits of entrepreneurship core courses
3
credits for the capstone course

Learning Outcomes

The program can be completed in as few as 15 months. Students will graduate prepared to effectively manage organizational resources, including financial capital, human capital, technology resources, and processes; gather and analyze data to understand business challenges; generate innovative solutions to new and existing business problems; evaluate business opportunities and apply approaches for mitigating and managing risks; and construct bootstrap financing options and articulate processes for acquiring venture capital.

Earn Two Master’s Degrees From Syracuse for Fewer Credits

Now, students seeking specialized business expertise in multiple areas can earn two master’s degrees from the Whitman School or other schools at Syracuse University for fewer credits. Earning an additional degree allows students to develop more versatile skill sets that will expand their career opportunities.

Eligible students must meet the core requirements of the M.S. in Entrepreneurship and plan the rest of their coursework to take advantage of shared courses. At Whitman, students can pursue one of the following degree combinations:

M.S. in Entrepreneurship (30 credits) and MBA (54 credits) for as few as 69 credits

M.S. in Entrepreneurship (30 credits) and M.S. in Business Analytics (36 credits) for as few as 54 credits

M.S. in Entrepreneurship (30 credits) and M.S. in Professional Accounting (30–48 credits) for as few as 51–69 credits

Get Started

If you are ready to start turning your innovative ideas into business success, request more information about Entrepreneurship@Syracuse today.

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M.S. in Entrepreneurship Admissions

Syracuse offers start dates for the entrepreneurship program four times per year. Applicants who apply by the priority deadlines will pay a reduced fee of $45, receive an admissions decision sooner and have more time to plan for the future. Applications are now being accepted for the January 2021 cohort.

Early Priority Deadline
September 25, 2020
Priority Deadline
October 16, 2020
Application Deadline
November 13, 2020

Application Requirements

To apply to the program, candidates must submit an online application, personal essay, letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and resume or CV. A viable business proposal is also required for admission.

No GMAT Required

Applicants to Entrepreneurship@Syracuse are not required to provide GMAT or GRE scores. View the application requirements for the online M.S. in Entrepreneurship program.

Business Proposal

In addition to writing a personal essay, Entrepreneurship@Syracuse applicants are asked to provide a one-page description of a business idea, focusing on a business concept. A business concept is a concise description of an opportunity that contains four elements:

  • The product or service: What are its critical features?
  • The customer definition: What is the target market, including demographics and geography?
  • The value proposition: What value does the product or service provide to the customer?
  • The distribution channel: How will the product or service be marketed and distributed?

Start Your Application Today

If you’re ready to start gaining the business expertise and professional network to bring your ideas to life, begin your application now.

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Whitman: A Leader in Entrepreneurship Education

Whitman is one of the few schools in the United States with a formal academic department devoted to entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department provides students with the tools and business perspective to bring out their creative potential.

Whitman is also home to the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, a hub of resources, community initiatives and professional opportunities to spark creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Online students are welcome to take advantage of these resources, and students anywhere may enter the annual Panasci Business Plan Competition, in which contestants submit a business plan to compete for seed funding for a business or idea.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

The Whitman School’s EEE department recently received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Named the USASBE Model Program for 2018, the EEE department was recognized for providing comprehensive, bold, high-quality educational programs that train future generations of entrepreneurs.

In 2017, the Whitman School was recognized in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge for their commitment to creating business innovation and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders. Whitman is one of only 35 schools in the world to earn this distinction.

Online Entrepreneurship Faculty

Many of the expert faculty for the online entrepreneurship master’s program have started businesses, held strategic leadership roles and introduced innovation within larger organizations. Meet some of the professors who teach for Entrepreneurship@Syracuse.

John Torrens

Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice

An entrepreneur who has founded multiple companies and bought and sold small businesses, Professor Torrens is deeply involved in entrepreneurship at Whitman, particularly for the institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Teaches: Global Entrepreneurial Management

Elizabeth Wimer

Adjunct Instructor

Professor Wimer brings her practical experience in entrepreneurship, management, strategic communication and marketing to the online classroom and has also served as marketing director for several entrepreneurial companies.

Teaches: Strategic Management

Kenneth Walsleben

Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice

A Syracuse alumnus, Professor Walsleben has launched many startups and has been twice awarded the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department chair citation for entrepreneurial excellence. In 2018, he received the prestigious Meredith Teaching Recognition Award.

Teaches: Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Career Services and Networking for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship@Syracuse students gain access to career services and networking opportunities that can prepare them to successfully manage a business or innovate within a corporate environment. These resources include:

Career Coaching and Resources

Our career staff provides one-on-one coaching, resume review and interview preparation. Students also have 24/7 access to a self-directed career-development course.

Global Networking Opportunities

Students and alumni have opportunities to connect with Syracuse’s worldwide network of students, faculty and alumni for career assistance and mentoring.

A Collaborative Online Experience

Since 2017, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management has been empowering Entrepreneurship@Syracuse students to learn essential skills and make invaluable connections without putting their creative endeavors on hold.


Interactive Virtual Campus

In small, face-to-face classes, students engage in thoughtful discussions of issues that affect entrepreneurs in all industries. Designed in a highly customizable format, the online platform offers features such as dark mode, searchable video transcripts, adjustable video speed and streaming capability that lets you cast your coursework right onto your TV.


Connections With Students and Faculty

Having the right connections is critical to the success of an entrepreneur. Whitman faculty members are not only academic scholars but also business owners, consultants and members of professional organizations. Students will expand their network with entrepreneurial classmates as well as MBA students, who bring diverse perspectives to the online classroom.

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Start building the skills and professional network you need to bring your ideas to life. Get in touch with us today.