The Entrepreneurship Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/ENT) program is accredited by AACSB International. It is designed for students, working professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in developing and implementing new programs, projects, or ventures within their organizations and industries. The program is organized to mirror the phases of startup processes – discovery, planning, and implementation – so that students can work on developing their own startup venture proposals while earning a valuable graduate degree.
This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition and is considered a part-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and non-residents. Please
visit www.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs for more information.
The Entrepreneurship Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/ENT) program is designed for students and working professionals who aspire to
become innovators and leaders who seek to develop a new venture, consult with small business start-ups, or contribute to business development in their organizations. This 30-hour experiential program provides an alternative to the MBA degree for students who desire specialized study in creative and entrepreneurial thinking.
Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses—15 Credit Hours
Students take the courses listed below.
Specialization Courses—15 Credit Hours
Students take the courses listed below.
The Professional Master of Science in Management/Entrepreneurship (PMSM/ENT) capstone course/independent study, ENT 6908, is required for all PMSM/ENT students. This capstone course applies concepts, theories and methods learned earlier in the program to organizational problems and new venture development in business settings.
Additional Program Requirements
Any student enrolled in a College of Business Administration master’s degree program who earns more than two final course grades below a B- will be dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the College of Business Administration.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- The GMAT is not required, however, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GMAT to strengthen a candidate’s application packet.
- Three letters of recommendation or three e-mail addresses of recommenders.
- Prepare a goal statement that answers the following questions:
- Describe what motivated you either professionally or personally to pursue a master’s degree.
- Describe the steps you took to select UCF and this program. Include how long you have been considering graduate school and how you learned about this program.
- Describe a specific academic experience or professional business skill you hope to acquire through the program and how you plan to use it going forward.
- Interview. The student will be contacted to schedule an interview after the application is complete.
- A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0.
- Applicants applying to this program whose completed bachelor’s degree is from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Early application tuition discounts are available for this program. To view early application discount deadlines, and for more information, visit the Executive Development Center website at www.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs.
|The next available term for this program is Fall 2019. Classes will be taught at the UCF Executive Development Center in Downtown Orlando.
|*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.