2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises, MS

John M. Torrens, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, 534 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-3486, jtorrens@syr.edu

Program Description

The Master’s in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises program provides a rigorous immersion into the nature of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process. Core content is coupled with a strong commitment to experiential learning. It is targeted to students with a passion for entrepreneurship in for-profit, non-profit, and public sector contexts. It is a 30-credit program and can be completed in one year. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, GMAT or GRE scores, and a written proposal for a venture. Entrepreneurial or other work experience is preferred.


The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.


Students are recommended to take the GMAT or GRE as part of the application process. Applicants will be considered for the program based on their standardized testing score, previous academic experience, work experience, professional references, and personal statements.

Financial Support

Merit-based financial support is awarded based on a student’s admission application. These awards are highly competitive and are available to both U.S. and international full-time students. Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, Program, Federal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs. International students need to be enrolled for at least nine credits for student visa purposes.