Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies.

Applicants will be required to:

  • Have completed an average of three years of post-undergraduate, professional work experience. Managerial or team leadership experience is preferred but not required. Less experienced candidates will be considered at the discretion of the program director.
  • Submit a vita or résumé - A one-to two-page listing of your professional experience and education.
  • Submit two strong letters of recommendation.
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Submit a statement of purpose (a 600 word essay articulating career and education goals) and a current resume.

GRE/GMAT scores are NOT required.

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants. See GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Applicants to the Penn State Smeal Master of Management in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship program must have a minimum TOEFL score of 585 on the paper-based test, or a total score of 80 with a 20 on the speaking section for the Internet-based test (iBT). The minimum acceptable composite score for the IELTS for applicants is 6.5.

Degree Requirements

Master of Management (M.Mgt.)

Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies.

A minimum of 33 credits is required for the Master of Management in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. At least 18 credits must be at the 500 or 800 level, with at least 6 at the 500 level. In addition to the 15 required core credits listed below, students are required to complete 9 elective credits in a Primary Concentration area, and 9 elective credits in a Secondary Concentration. The list of courses that will fulfill the Primary and Secondary Concentration areas is maintained by the graduate program office.

Required Courses
MBADM 531Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 810Emerging Trends, Technology, and Corporate Innovation3
ENTR 502Business Modeling and New Venture Creation3
ENTR 820Corporate Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurial Methods3
Primary Concentration 19
Secondary Concentration 19
Culminating Experience
ENTR 830Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Strategy Execution3
Total Credits33

The capstone course, ENTR 830, serves a critical role in helping students synthesize and integrate past learning in the M.P.S. program, providing additional education on how to write a form business case or business plan, implement plans and new venture strategies, and scale new ventures to become mature business organizations. Additionally, this class requires students to write a robust, in-depth research paper on a topic related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Student Aid

World Campus students in graduate degree programs may be eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Tuition and Financial Aid section of the World Campus website for more information.


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Entrepreneurship (ENTR) Course List


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Brian Harold Cameron
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Shawn Mitchell Clark
Program Contact

Michelle Kristen Rockower
220 Business Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 865-5290

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