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Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures

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 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 nations very best business schools

Eduniversal ranks Saunders the #33 Masters in Entrepreneurship program in the USA, while the US News & World Report 2017 Best Business School Rankings places Saunders as the #91 graduate business school in the nation.

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

"You will experience a program that gives you opportunities to work on cutting-edge new venture creations while connecting with students and expert resources in science, technology, engineering and art disciplines found only at RIT. Your startup interest and experience are enhanced through real-life business exposure on a campus offering a top rated entrepreneurship culture; guided by faculty and industry mentors possessing successful entrepreneurship experiences."

Shal Khazanchi, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor
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94% Outcome Rate
Saunders students have a 94% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation