MS Entrepreneurial Leadership

Department of Management | McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship

Earn your Master’s of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MS-ENLD). This is the ideal program for any individual who would like to combine the academic prowess of Mays Business School with their natural affinity for entrepreneurship and problem solving. The MS-ENLD program will equip you with the knowledge and experience needed to fuel your future career.

MS-ENLD students will learn how to successfully create and manage new ventures and how to drive innovation within existing enterprises. Graduates of the MS-ENLD will enter the workforce ready to assist in the planning and launch of new venture start-ups, serve as leaders in high-growth firms, or become corporate intrapreneurs capable of improving an organization’s innovative capacity. Our graduates are not idle employees, rather they take an active role in contributing to an organization’s long-term success.


Applications are now closed and will re-open on October 1, 2022.

  • Priority Application Deadline: December 5, 2022
  • International Applicant Deadline: February 13, 2023
  • Domestic Applicant Deadline: March 13, 2023
  • Tuition Fee Calendars may not reflect pending Program Fees subject to Board of Regents approval

Interested? Contact the Department of Management

Office: 979.845.4851



The MS-ENLD program requires 36 total credit hours required and is a non-thesis program. Below you will find a detailed breakdown of the mandatory courses and electives.

Required Courses in Entrepreneurship (12 hours total)

Course Title Hours
MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization 3
MGMT 637 Foundations of New Ventures 3
MGMT 638 Strategic Entrepreneurship 3
MGMT 640 Creativity and Innovation 3

Required Courses in Management (12 hours total)

Course Title Hours
MGMT 633 Organization Change and Development 3
MGMT 639 Negotiations 3
MGMT 658 Managing Projects 3
MGMT 675 Leadership 3

Elective Courses (choose four from the following, 12 hours total)

Course Title Hours
MGMT 635 Employment Regulation 3
MGMT 655 Survey of Management 3
MGMT 679 International Business Policy 3
MGMT 680 Business and Corporate Strategy 3
MGMT 685 Directed Studies 3
FINC 644 Funding New Ventures 3
ISTM 660 Applied Predictive Analytics for Business 3
MKTG 650 Analyzing Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 656 Branding and Marketing Communication 3
MKTG 671 Product Innovation 3
MKTG 673 Services Marketing 3
SCMT 611 Statistical Foundation of Data Analytics 3

Note: Individual course requirements subject to change; students who have received credit for undergraduate versions of these courses may not be eligible to choose them as electives in the MS-ENLD; additional electives will become available beginning Spring 2021.