Online Master’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship

An online master’s degree in entrepreneurship may prepare individuals to conceptualize an idea and turn it into a profitable business. In this one to two-year program, students may gain a thorough understanding in the principles of operations management, global marketing, and financial accounting. Program coursework may include specialized electives as well as core coursework including venture financing, entrepreneurial strategy, and leadership.

Upon graduation from the program, students may either seek employment or enroll in a doctoral program. Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in various industries, including marketing, consulting, small business, and product development.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 14% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for master’s-level entrepreneurship degree programs may include select specialized electives alongside core coursework. These classes may teach students the fundamentals of franchising, how to enter a global marketplace, and managing all operations of a business. Core entrepreneurship classes may include the following:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Venture Financing
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Integrated Global Marketing

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in any number of industries, including business development, social media, product development, marketing, and consulting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in marketing management are projected to increase by 14% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Consultant

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may wish to further their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in entrepreneurship may prepare students for a career in academia and conduct business consulting research. Individuals may start their own business with or without a formal degree; however, some find formal training valuable to their business ventures.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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