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 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 those looking to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies). The program provides you 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 UCI entrepreneurial ecosystem.
MIE Career Pathways
An MIE degree prepares you for a wide variety of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial career paths. Whether you are looking to start a business from the ground up, grow or scale a family business, or pursue a variety of marketing or management roles within an organization, an MIE degree will set you apart.Learn More About Our Pathways
The 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 about Academics
MIE Accelerator Program (MAP)
The MAP journey will take students from an idea to an investor quality presentation. The program includes dedicated workshops, practice / live presentations and extensive feedback from mentors and experts.Learn More about MAP
The Merage School ExperienceThis 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.Sally Chou, MIE '23
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