Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Overview
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
The Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) curriculum has been carefully crafted to first build a Foundation through focused coursework, providing opportunities for Application of those foundational principles and tools before students focus on the Execution of the ideas and plans developed throughout the program.Learn More
MIE Accelerator Program (MAP)
The MAP journey will take students from an idea to an investor quality presentation. The program will include dedicated workshops, practice / live presentations and extensive feedback from mentors and experts.Learn More
The Merage School ExperienceTo 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.Jon Freeman, MIE '20
Rotarians Donate 56,000 Face Shields to OC First Responders
Robert Motoshige EMBA ’05 unloads thousands of face shields at Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center on April 27.