The new 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is offered by the UW Foster School of Business and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
-The first cohort will start June 2017.
-Domestic application deadline: February 28
-International application deadline: January 27
|||Graduate-level education focused on the core foundations of business|
|||Courses centered on the entrepreneurial process and lean thinking—the elements that will make you a better entrepreneur|
|||Rich connections and advice from leading Seattle entrepreneurs and investors|
You'll be taking classes and workshops with a peer group that is as focused and determined as you, AND have time built into the schedule to work on your own startup idea. Along the way, you'll work with the Foster School's best entrepreneurship faculty and startup lecturers and connect with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship's resources and competitions. You'll also be mentored by a core group of Seattle entrepreneurs and have access to venture capitalists, angel investors, and attorneys.
The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is for people who have an idea they're passionate to validate and develop. Maybe you're a college senior in engineering, arts and sciences, or informatics who has a real drive to bring an idea to fruition. Or you may have 5–10 years of experience in a company or startup and now you're ready to invest in the startup of your dreams.
Ultimately, we're looking for applicants who want to hone their business skills, develop entrepreneurial expertise and gain experience from Seattle founders. And yes, the determination to start something.
You will learn:
This program has a close connection to the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business
Ranking of graduate entrepreneurship programEntrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review
Ranking of graduate entrepreneurship programU.S. News & World Report
Most innovative university in the worldReuters
Best city for young entrepreneursUpstart Business Journal
Best startup scene in the worldGlobal Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015
Most innovative startup scene in the nationNerdWallet
These are just some of the mentors excited to participate
Rival IQ, Gist, HelpShare
Prowant Law, PLCC
Elevator, Impact Hub Seattle, VentureScale
I love that the UW is creating this new graduate degree focused on entrepreneurship and I'm confident that the students who enroll will quickly acquire the vital business skills that many entrepreneurs typically only learn through trial and error. Seattle is the perfect place for this program and I'm excited to be a part of it.
— Liz Pearce, Liquid Planner
I hope this program replaces accelerators. Accelerators are focused on short-term goals, producing homogenized pitch decks, and demanding a sizable chunk of equity in return. In contrast, the Foster program provides a true education—teaching the skills necessary to take your idea through every stage of development—combined with an outstanding network of advisors and investors. Running a start-up is a marathon, not a sprint. And Foster provides the right tools to go the distance.
— Andy Kleitsch, serial entrepreneur
I really like the 'from nothing to preparing for Series A' focus of the program. That focus will give these teams credibility going forward.
— TA McCann, serial entrepreneur