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Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Now available in a one-year or two-year format. Keep your day job while starting your new business. Learn More

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 successfully innovate and lead in these scenarios is essential.


Now available in a one-year or two-year format, the UCI Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) is the only program of its kind in the UC System, and provides extensive integrated and immersive academic and practical experience for students looking to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies). The program provides students with knowledge on core topics on the process of innovation and entrepreneurship, including identifying new venture opportunities through lean startup methodology, developing a business model, preparing a business plan, assembling a team, raising the necessary financing including venture capital, and launching a new business. It is also rich in experiential learning opportunities within the UC Irvine entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • 85% of Students Receive Merit-Based Scholarship
  • 3 Tiered Thematic Approach: Foundation, Application and Execution
  • OC Connected with the Orange County Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
UCI Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) The UCI Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) is the only program of its kind in the UC System, and provides extensive integrated and immersive academic and practical experience for students looking to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies). Admissions Information
To me the most special thing about the MIE program is my classmates. So we share in our joy and our agony at the same time and that makes us stronger as a group, as a collective and ultimately will make us stronger entrepreneurs.
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