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Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Foster’s highly-ranked Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is a 12-month degree program that merges elements of an accelerator and an MBA. You will learn to identify and evaluate business ideas, build and test an MVP, gain insights through customer feedback, and create a story that can sell your business. Our program provides students with opportunities to:

  • Turn learning into practice through pitch-clinics, workshops, and competitions.
  • Fast-track your network with Seattle’s vibrant entrepreneur and startup community, influential Foster alumni, and students across UW.
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary events and resources that only a major public university can offer.


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review, 2024

Program Overview

  • 12-month program, summer quarter start
  • Cohort based, in-person
  • Full-time, day-time
  • Class size: up to 45 students

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Application Deadlines

  • Round 1: November 6, 2023
  • Round 2: January 16, 2024*
  • Round 3: February 26, 2024

*Last deadline for international applicants

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Learn more from our community of entrepreneurs about what our degree program can do for you.

There is nowhere I’d rather be than Seattle. The supporting ecosystem is strong. The entrepreneurship scene and resources are woven into the fabric of the city and only growing stronger.

— Korion, MS in Entrepreneurship graduate

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Entrepreneurial to the core

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship curriculum follows the four-stage startup experience. Moreover, the program draws on the competences of both Foster faculty and local entrepreneurs and practitioners.

  • Opportunity Recognition and Validation
  • Essentials of Accounting for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing I
  • Venture Planning and Execution
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy and Decision Making
  • Essentials of Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Legal Essentials for Entrepreneurs
  • Successful Negotiations
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership – Leading yourself, Leading a team
  • Venture Planning and Execution
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing II
  • Persuasion: Pitching, PR, Public Speaking
  • Venture Planning and Execution
  • Strategies for Scaling and Funding Ventures
  • Special Topics
  • Digital Media Marketing
  • Sales Essentials for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership –Leading through growth, Leading through change
  • Venture Planning and Execution – Dempsey Startup Competition

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Entrepreneurship blog posts

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Learning Entrepreneurship at Foster

Opportunities at Foster help students grow as entrepreneurs and founders

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August 23, 2023

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