School of Technological Entrepreneurship Northeastern University

School of Technological Entrepreneurship Northeastern University


The Northeastern University School of Technological Entrepreneurship

The Northeastern University School of Technological Entrepreneurship is an innovative program designed to train students in the practice of developing science and engineering-based businesses. Graduate students learn to market products and secure the funding needed to allow their businesses to grow.

The unique graduate program is the only truly interdisciplinary master's degree program for technological entrepreneurship in the country, offering students real-world entrepreneurship experience and business skills necessary to successfully bring technological innovation to market.

Students collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of faculty members, other students, and professional mentors in integrating technological issues with business needs. They learn about everything from intellectual property rights to creating business plans, gaining real-world exposure to the investors that can be the key to a business's success.

Northeastern University's College of Business Administration

The School of Technological Entrepreneurship is part of Northeastern's highly regarded College of Business Administration. "Entrepreneur magazine" ranked the College of Business Administration of Northeastern University among the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country.

Master's and Certificate Options

A graduate student entering the School of Technological Entrepreneurship may earn a Master of Science (MS) degree either through a full-time program that is designed to be completed in one year or a part-time program offered over the course of 2 years.

The program consists of 10 courses, and course credits from other colleges or universities are not transferrable, unless approved by committee. Courses include topics such as intellectual property for entrepreneurs, measuring and managing the costs of production and growth, finance for technology-based entrepreneurial firms, and managing a technology-based business.

Students can also earn a Graduate Certificate, which requires 5 3-semester courses and can be completed in one calendar year.

All students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the program.

Students Work in Innovative I-Cubators

A central part of the graduate program in the School of Technological Entrepreneurship is the completion of a Developmental Project, or "I-Cubator," which represents a one-credit course in each semester of the program. In the I-Cubators, the teams of students, their mentors, and professionals work together to develop technology, create product prototypes, evaluate markets and customer needs, and create fundable business plans.

Students begin by vetting ideas for businesses based on market evaluation and technological feasibility, and then work with mentors, who are often alumni or industrial professionals who may have a particular interest in the idea being vetted.

Examples of I-Cubators within the School of Technological Entrepreneurship include Digital Media, which was working on ventures including a hyperlocal social Web site and an online record label. A second I-Cubator, focusing on devices, recently helped develop a rehabilitation device for patients suffering from joint injuries. A third I-Cubator, focusing on biotechnology, recently worked on a project involving a nanotechnology-based biosensing chip for the early detection of cancer.


Classes in the School of Technological Entrepreneurship are taught by a broad spectrum of distinguished faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Faculty members come from the colleges of engineering, business administration, computer and information science, and the Bouve College of Health Science.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Applicants are evaluated for admission to the program based on academic preparation for graduate work, career potential in accounting and in a management position, any relevant prior work experience, and potentially unique or individual contributions to the classroom.

Several scholarships and fellowships are available to students in the School of Technological Entrepreneurship through Dean's Merit Awards in addition to endowments from donors.

Northeastern University Thrives in the Heart of Bustling Boston

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston and reflects its urban surroundings with a diverse student population.

Northeastern's College of Business Administration is highly renowned for its extensive corporate partnerships. The school taps into the thriving business community in Boston and beyond, with a long list of partners, including the Bose Corporation, Bristol Myers Squibb, IBM, Hasbro, Raytheon, Verizon, and even the FBI.

More information is available regarding graduate applications and graduate studies at Northeastern University.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Paul M. Zavracky
304 Hayden Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-2788
Fax: 617-373-7490

Contact Info
Information Contact
Phone: 617-373-2788
Fax: 617-373-7490


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE Or GMAT, BS, Minimum GPA Of 3.0. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 7/1 For International Students. Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:
Student Statistics:
38 Applicants, 87% Accepted, 22 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
22 Full-Time, 1 Part-Time.


7 Full-Time, 3 Part-Time/Adjunct.

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