Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Overview

Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Join the UCI Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystem. Available in a 9-month or two-year option. Learn more about our curriculum. Meet with an Advisor

The Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) provides extensive academic and practical experiences for those looking to accelerate their careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) or intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies). The program provides a deep dive into all aspects of the entrepreneurship process, including how to identify new venture opportunities, develop ideas through lean startup methodology, prepare a business plan, assemble a team, raise funds, and launch a new business. It is also rich in experiential learning opportunities within the UCI entrepreneurial ecosystem. Now available in either a 9-month or two-year format, the MIE is the only program of its kind in the UC System.

A MIE degree prepares you for the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial career path of your choice:

  • Founding a company – starting a business from the ground up
  • Innovating the business - grow or scale a family business
  • Marketing & product development - drive growth in a marketing or communications role
  • Managing projects & teams - lead teams as a project or product manager.


UCI Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) Thinking about pursuing that great idea and turning it into a business? How about leading a team, division, or think tank within an existing organization? Having the Skillset to innovate and lead in these scenarios successfully is essential. Admissions Information
This was an amazing opportunity to work with the local businesses and help them make wise investment forecasts. It allowed me to apply the knowledge and skills I gained from school in a real-life business setting.
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