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Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs

Seattle has the 2nd hottest start-up scene in the nation. Want to be a part of it? You can put your passion for entrepreneurship in action with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Have a great startup idea? Want to work for an early-stage company? Interested in technology commercialization, angel investing, or environmental innovation? It’s all here.

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

The new 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is offered by the UW Foster School of Business and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. This program will prepare you to launch by giving you the knowledge, mentoring, experience, and connections to build a high-impact startup.

Graduate Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The Buerk Center’s graduate entrepreneurship curriculum will prepare you for the wild ride in the real world. You’ll learn everything you can about entrepreneurship, strategy, finance, and marketing. You’ll study the decisions that entrepreneurs have to make and the skills they need to master.You’ll gain practice working with diverse groups of people, and build connections with the larger Seattle startup community.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Buerk Center’s certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of startups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you’ll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region’s most innovative entrepreneurs.


The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship offers various internship and fellowship opportunities for graduate students to gain real-world experience in areas like technology commercialization, social entrepreneurship, startup investment, and global innovation.

PhD in Technology Entrepreneurship

Through the UW Foster School PhD in Technology Entrepreneurship, the center supports entrepreneurial teachers and researchers in technology commercialization, startup operations and new venture creation. This unique PhD program creates strong intellectual leaders and offers a source of talent for universities around the world.