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National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, MS


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Master of Science in Entrepreneurship


Description of Program


The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program will help students grow their mindset and the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to confidently launch new ventures, contribute to an existing organization’s growth, and identify opportunities for an improved quality of life.

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**The University is not currently enrolling students in this program **

Learning Outcomes


  • Adapt creative strategies for pursuing, exploiting, and further developing new opportunities
  • Analyze awareness and growth potential of an opportunity with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Formulate cross functional business domain skills
  • Explore the skills necessary to understand and analyze significant complex and dynamic business opportunities
  • Evaluate collaboration, communication, and adaptability in helping new ventures excel in a changing business landscape

Basis for Admissions


Admission to the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) program requires a conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. In addition to these general requirements, MSE applicants have two options for entering the program:

  1. Direct Entry - Individuals with a previously completed bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution may immediately begin the MSE program.
  2. Evaluation Track - Individuals who do not meet direct entry requirements will begin their degree plan with ENT-5100, followed by SKS-5001 - Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies, and upon successful completion of SKS-5001 take the remaining courses in their degree plan.

Students who feel that they have the business background and knowledge are allowed to take a test-out exam that covers the major business areas. The student must score 70 or above on the exam and can be taken no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of SKS-5001 course. This can be discussed with your enrollment or academic and finance advisor.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) requires 30 credit hours for degree completion. Students in the MSE program are required to demonstrate competency in the areas listed below:

  • Research - MSE students are required to show competency in writing skills for research purposes through their coursework.
  • Computer Competency - MSE students are required to use appropriate computer skills that are necessary in writing research papers. Students must be able to prepare documents using APA formatting and advanced word processing skills, such as the creation of title pages, abstracts, tables and figures, headers and footers, page breaks, tables of contents, and hanging indents.

Students assume full responsibility for understanding  the requirements of the program. Switching programs after completing coursework may result in reevaluation, monetary loss, loss of credit hours and/or the need to take additional credit hours. Students’ Academic and Finance Advisors can assist with any questions related to program requirements.

The University may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer toward the MSE for graduate course work completed at an external accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. See the 

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Time to Completion


The University allows 5 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or less.

The median time to completion for this program is 20 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 12 months.

Course Sequence


The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) program can be completed with a minimum of 30 credit hours, but may require additional credit hours, depending on the entry track requirements. If needed, additional courses will be added to the student degree program in alignment with the SAP and Academic Maximum Time to Completion policies. Students who do not complete their program in accordance with these policies may be dismissed.

The Admissions and Evaluation team will schedule any additional courses needed to satisfy entry track requirements.

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