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Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures Master of Science

Program note: Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovative Ventures (MS EIV) is being revised to Master of Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (MS TIME), pending New York Statement approval for fall 2020.

The world is changing at an increasing pace as new technologies, products and services improve our lives in significant ways. As an entrepreneur and innovator, you lead the movement as you grasp how to identify problems and view them differently to create unique and creative solutions.

At RIT your advantage is a rich entrepreneurial culture, and the top-ranked Simone Center for Student Innovation. Teachers, mentors and capstone projects bring real-world experiences and a wealth of resources to compliment your passion as a maker and doer. In your program, students focus on entrepreneurial and innovation processes by which inventions and creative new ideas are brought to market.

World-renowned resources in business, science, technology, engineering, and arts allow entrepreneurship to thrive at RIT. Saunders College professors bring industry experience and include entrepreneurs, C-level executives, vice presidents, and leading scholars in disciplines like technology management.

Our students benefit from small class sizes and dedicated faculty advisers that provide one-on-one guidance. As a graduate of the program, you will have a unique combination of technical and business expertise relevant to large incumbent firms or new start-up ventures.

Recognized among the nations very best business schools

Saunders College graduate programs are recognized by national and international rankings, including U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings, which places Saunders as the #93 graduate business school in the nation. In additional rankings, Eduniversal ranks Saunders the #20 Masters in Entrepreneurship program in the USA. 

Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree-specific admissions requirements for this program, which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our admissions pages.

Program Director

"With the top rated incubating and entrepreneurial culture at RIT, our MS EIV degree especially focuses on connecting students with the resources in business, science, technology, engineering and art disciplines found only at RIT. We aim to teach students to create values for their startups or entrepreneurial corporations through real-life business exposure and leveraging sources via our integrated global network, guided by faculty and industry mentors possessing successful entrepreneurship experiences."


94% Outcome Rate
Saunders students have a 94% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation